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Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the Musée d'art et d'histoire is one of Switzerland's most important encyclopaedic museums. Boasting...more
All reviews van gogh greek and roman free entry egyptian collection beautiful paintings large collection several floors great collection on display couple of hours old town audio tour worth a visit top floor two hours monet weapons
We limited our visit to the art display on the upper floor. The variety and time span of the exhibits are impressive.Some of the paintings are world renowned and the visit is well rewarded. One to two hours need to be allowed.
The museum is in the center of Geneva and it is one of the most important art and history museums in Switzerland.
The historical section has an interesting exhibition of medieval and post-medieval weaponry.
The arts section has a little of everything but to me...More
The museum presents mostly swiss artists, but they also have paintings of monet, picasso, cezanne. The most interesting part were the guns & swords - the details that showed wealth were impressive. For me, it was the main attraction of the day.
I personally found it the most interesting museum in Geneva. Apart from containing a vast amount of exhibits from many different eras, it is also a very beautiful building. A must-visit for anyone who wants a better look at the historical and artistic tradition of...More
Imposing building in the grand old style. The collection doesn't appear to be especially deep in any one genre but there is a good spread from the Middle Ages forward. Nice armor and medieval weapon collection. Grand staircases and exhibition rooms. FREE entrance. At the...More
Very interesting to see Geneva's own artists, who seem to have specialized in pastel in the the 18C. Also Monet lovers don't miss, don't miss the evening snow scene. It never travels and is one of the most beautiful paintings he ever did,
Free entry to this museum. There are also a few significant works. Old-fashioned presentation with catalog-style (a wall full of many of the same gun), and inadequate explanation leading one to walk by something important make the museum a snooze for all but the initiated....More