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Historisches Museum Luzern

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Address: Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 41 228 54 24
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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A really fascinating place.

Firstly, a little expensive for what you see. But, its got a lot of very interesting (at least they were to me!) exhibits. A novel barcode scanner to find out about each exhibit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This Museum has artefacts from the stone age to yesterday. It has a great scanner system that tells you about each item. You could spend hours in there if you wanted to. A great family Museum.

Thank Stephen B
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Firstly, a little expensive for what you see. But, its got a lot of very interesting (at least they were to me!) exhibits. A novel barcode scanner to find out about each exhibit was fun to use. Not a lot of organisation - in terms of grouping like things together, that I could see, but that did really matter. And... More 

Thank wamish
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went to this museum hoping to see exhibits consistent with the name--a museum that would lay out the history of Lucerne. There are bits and pieces of that in this hodgepodge collection, but even with the English audio guide that you trigger off bar codes on objects throughout the floors, there's no organizing logic to the different floors of... More 

Thank susanEU68
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is more a collection of stuff than a museum. If you haven't seen any of it before, it sort of interesting. Otherwise, though, I was not impressed. That said, while the descriptions are in German, the handheld guide has a number of other languages.

Thank Daniel R
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Very disappointing museum and sure not worth time and money to spent there.I was expected much more.Not recommended.!!

1 Thank Milan S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The museum has few items and its not exactly having anything exclusive. Can be visited if you have ample time and a swiss pass.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We were interested to find out more about the history of Luzern. We found the museum very frustrating. The exhibits all had bar coldes. We were given a bar code reader that gave us information in English, but we found it didn't always work and sometimes it seemed to give information about another exhibit entirely. In the end, we stopped... More 

Thank Fiona S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

It was raining heavily that weekend and we needed something to do. If you are not from Luzern or have not spent a significant fraction of your life here, many things may appear as just junk.

Thank Electroburger
Lahaina, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The artifacts in this museum are not really displayed -- they are stored in what looks like storage in a warehouse until somebody decides to curate them. Prehistory fish hooks are next to 1900 sewing machines and 1950 mixers and telephones. The "theme" while I visited was a Lucerne cabaret performer. I did not understand how this cast light on... More 

Thank travelingman47
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I had a swiss pass so it was free for me, maybe it wouldn't be worth it if you have to pay although it's only 10chf. The barcode scanner is an interesting idea so you can just pick whatever takes your fancy and read about it.The staff were very friendly in explaining how it works. There is a wide variety... More 

Thank Ruby H

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