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Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve

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As a science buff I was very keen to visit this museum and I wasn't disappointed. The sight itself... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
An impressive collection of scientific instruments in a grand old house

This free museum ,on the banks of Lake Geneva, is worth a visit just to see the grand house in... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

As a science buff I was very keen to visit this museum and I wasn't disappointed. The sight itself is worth a visit and the museum is free of charge. Nice experience

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

This free museum ,on the banks of Lake Geneva, is worth a visit just to see the grand house in which it is located. It does however include an impressive collection of old scientific instruments in immaculate condition. The instruments cover many fields of science...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The staff was very rude when i asked if it was possible to acess the upper floor, because it was i sign by the staircase I didn't understand.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank benjaminh944
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

- Beautiful setting by Lake Geneva and in parkland - Free entry - (entrance is round the back of the building) - Activity sheets for children - Two floors of traditional exhibition content - Very good written explanation panels in English - Gift shop and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank The_Family_Hen
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Great museum with a lot of interesting stuff,you can learn a lot.Very friendly staff.Museum free of charge.It sits in the beautiful spot facing the lake.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ginak2802
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Uniquely open on Monday!! A collection of historical scientific equipment in a small mansion in a beautiful park. Many detailed explanations in French and English. Some interactive exhibits that would interest children and adults.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank stanhoBerkeley_CA
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Upstairs is the more interesting part of this museum. It contains some old measurement apparatus which are very rare,the rarest among which was an ancient Chinese dragon boat used as a timekeeping piece.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PL2w
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Located in a large park with magnificent views of the lake, this is not a science musuem; it is a museum about the history of the machinery of science. It is not large and shouldn't take more than an hour or too.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank onetireddude
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum that would not take more than an hour, located in a park, and close to the water bus stop. It has an interesting collection of scientific objects. I would have liked more information on the old house which has beautifully...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 4coasters
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This museum looked like it was well laid out, and had some interesting history of science, particularly from a Swiss perspective. However, while some of the major section labels were in English and French, more detailed labels were French only. This made it too frustrating...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jon M
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