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  • Kris B
    Kure Beach, NC284 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went only to the Einstein portion of this museum but enjoyed it very much. It was free entrance with our Susie pass.
    Written 11 December 2023
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  • Sbruckie
    Carlsbad, CA115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay, I have read the reviews about this museum, but I happen to love any museum, and Paul Klee’s work is one of my favorites. They have plenty of it on exhibit in the downstairs exhibition. I am not a big fan of Chaplain, but the way this show is put together reflects some real mastery in curating. The tie between the two great masters is obvious in the exhibit. The Bauhaus exhibit upstairs is rather large, as the movement was global. Just as much thought was put into the multimedia displays as there was with downstairs. Plan on spending hours in this gallery if you want to truly take it all in. Worth the 20 francs.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • True W
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very different museum which the whole family would love. It is so eclectic with the collection it has that there is something for everyone. I was bit expecting much it very much enjoyed this museum. I spent much longer than I had expected. Even the special show on communication was brilliant with the stories told, the displays of types of communication and the fax message into an app. Well done to this museum and staff.
    Written 16 January 2024
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  • WilliamWillieWilson
    Nashville, TN1,385 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We would have easily given this museum five stars, but with absolutely no air conditioning during horrendous summer heat - which would better preserve the apartment and its original furniture - the interior is brutally hot in July! It’s difficult for visitors to enjoy the history in such conditions.

    Regardless, it is a fascinating preservation of the tiny second-floor apartment Albert Einstein and his long-suffering wife Mileva shared with their infant son for four months in 1905. It was during this brief timespan that the famed scientist developed his most famous equation E = mc^2 that had profound effects on nuclear physics.

    The museum is a rare Swiss facility that actually provides information in English, which was greatly appreciated by all guests. Above the Einstein’s preserved apartment on the second floor, the third floor which was originally unrelated to their history was added to the museum to provide information about the scientist’s life without interfering with the layout of their former living space. That is a wide decision.
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • permia
    Ireland41,097 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Through a vast collection that has been assembled over many years, some fine examples are outstanding.

    Dinosaurs are an immediate attraction, with outstanding skeletons and outlines.

    A couple of huge birds of prey are daunting, with their talons and curved beaks well shown. Numerous fossilised remains were another highlight.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • MrKemp
    Peterborough, UK120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were randomly in Bern in August, during which time the main museums are free on Saturdays. We took advantage to see this nicely-designed gallery. The permanent collection on display was smallish but high quality (Picasso, Van Gogh, Gauguin and the unknown-to-us Hodler). Not too struck by the modern art elsewhere, but tastes vary, so you might love it.
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • permia
    Ireland41,097 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Raclette making and women mountaineers were the subjects of two exhibitions.

    A little disappointing given the potential of the Alps and life and activities upon.
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Swissshamoo
    Bern, Switzerland187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As Machiavelli stated: "the Swiss are well armed and very free." Maybe I should add, very free because they are still well armed. Switzerland is a paradise of safety and gun lovers, and millions enjoy the right to keep and use arms for sport.
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • Wendy
    Saint Charles, IL81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small treasure trove of unique gems, this gallery-like museum houses a mix of very old with contemporary work. Light and airy, don’t miss the coffee shop for a refreshing drink and reflection
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Kusito
    Bern, Switzerland209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    At this place you can most often explore young Swiss artists. Often with the background in street art. They also have a big selection of reasonable priced original art and art prints. The openings of new exhibitions end often in a party. Integrated in the gallery is a nice little bar with very nice selection of beer and soft drinks.
    Written 16 April 2015
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  • Jefta
    11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place, friendly staff, great location. The curated show (late march 2024 was admirably ambitious but did not really hit. I did really appreciate the multiple film art setups, hope to see some more next time, but perhaps with some visually more arresting art.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • adventrskr
    Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing place to visit. If you are interested in Masonry or just want to learn a bit about the history of Masonry, then the Masonic Museum is the place to visit. Very knowledge Brothers are ready to show you the Museum as well as explain the basics of Masonry, and answer any questions that Brothers or non-Masons may have. The displays, along with the brothers explaining the various components of the displays, makes for a very interesting experience. I highly recommend this for a visit of a couple hours, though I spent five hours there, the experience is well worth it.
    Written 26 June 2021
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