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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago 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

Thank diana56
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum on a beautiful Sunday afternoon - during the "nights of the museums" event. A very nice collection of Arts from Egyptian & Roman artifacts to paintings by Cezanne, Renoir, Hodler, etc. There is a peaceful inner court with a cafe to...More

Thank johnchan121
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We spent 2 hours or so looking at the extensive collection of art and antiquities. We liked the impressionist art and collection of Egyptian mummies etc in particular. Like other museums in Geneva this was free to enter.

1  Thank KayBristol
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If you like the swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler this is a place to visit. This is a proper art gallery over several floors with lots of guides but unfortunately not much information in English. OK if your French is reasonable!

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The museum is beautiful architecturally, with interesting and diverse exhibits inside. The museum is free and the employees are kind and helpful.

Thank Emitom H
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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.

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