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Museum of Art and History

rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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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 over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series that have made it an institution of international stature, the museum maintains a permanent exhibition of a selection of itsapplied arts, fine arts and archaeology collections. Regional archaeological discoveries, Egyptian and Classical antiquities, artworks, furniture, arms, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures all bear witness to 15,000 years of history. A renovation and enlargement project is currently underway and constitutes one of the major challenges facing the Museum over the coming years.
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rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The entrance is free of charge and you should not miss it. Open seven days a week, the Museum features Egyptian, Greek and Roman pieces along with a relevant collection of paintings ranging from Picasso to Van Gogh and Monet. Multimedia support will guide you...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the museum which encaptures over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series of regional archaeological discoveries all bearing witness to over 15,000 years of history. Well worth a visit, with free entry to enjoy all on offer and...More

Thank anthonygD2122LV
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere in historic buildings. The different exhibitions of many periods gives you a feeling of history. Staff extremely informative and kind.

Thank Jórunn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much history and the art is rather limited, but a very nice place to walk around. Together with the Museum of Natural History, which is a 5 minute walk away, we spent a half-day.

Thank onetireddude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really neat museum, I actually went twice during my stay because there was so much to see. It is completely free and has such a romantic and quite feel about it. I loved it.

Thank Chelsie D
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The entrance is Free. How Nice! There are a lot of very Nice and interesting paintings. It must be said: B work by A painters, or A work by B painters. There is a big Tingeluy thing, there is Van Gogh, Monet... we stayed for...More

1  Thank diana56
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I would like to visite museums in different cities when I have time for it. There aren't many museums in Geneva. I had a couple free days and didn't know what to do myself. I've visited this museum without some expectation and was pleasently surprised....More

Thank Mikhail K
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It turned out that the entry is free and off to exploring I went. One temporary exhibit consisted of various armor, firearms and other weapons of the early modern period. Most interesting to me by far. History of the Geneva area was interesting as well...More

Thank Kalle L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I spent four days in Geneva after traveling around small quaint French towns. These four days were reserved for exploring art and culture in Geneva... and I flew in and out of GVA. The Museum of Art and History is free. The collection spans a...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The collection is free of charge, just for the temporary exibitions you will have, perhaps, to buy a ticket. We visited only partially, the medieval floor, with some impressive firearms, a beautiful round table for at least 24 persons, old furniture; the second floor, with...More

Thank Lucia R
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Alix T
7 May 2016|
Response from Lexi797 | Reviewed this property |
there is an underground car park adjacent to the museum. I've never driven in Geneva, so I'm not sure about rules or pricing.