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Maison Tavel

rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (12 reviews)
“top floor” (30 reviews)
“free museum” (12 reviews)
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum of a old medieval house. The labyrinth of cellars are impressive, as with the original apartments. The entry is free. But it is hard to find English explanations. Make sure to download the izi.Travel, which gives you a detailed audio tour in English

Thank Po-Kang W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, really fun to walk around the different levels. The guillotine was absent when we were there unfortunately, we we still really enjoyed it anyway

Thank Plant_Girl_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually visit about once a year even though the content never changes because I enjoy this quaint little museum so much. One floor is maintained as it was a few hundred years ago when it was a house so you can see how people...More

Thank chelseafairless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

part of the history of geneva, a small, free museum worth a short visit. Don't expect to be impressed

Thank Zoe T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is interesting for the artifacts of old Geneva-- I especially liked the old wallpapers. However, the main draw for me was the exceptional video-diorama presentation about the history and development of the city. Brilliant!

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old Swiss mansion right inthe heart of old Geneva. Lots of artifacts from old homes including door knockers, hinges, moldings, tilled, dishes, hair clips, etc. Beautifully recreated rooms from the 17th and 18th century.

Thank pvhc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting building that has been home to the Museum of Urban History and Daily Life since 1986. The Tavel House is the oldest private residence in Geneva, owned by the same family from late 13th to early 16th centuries. Acquired in 1963, the city...More

Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Free entry and good insight into life in Geneva in the past. Lots of interesting artifacts and friendly staff. About an hour will enable you to see most of exhibits. Look out for the old pub signs and doors.

Thank sharri91
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The Tavel House was built in the 12th century. After a great fire, was reconstructed and then, in 1963, the city of Geneva bought it and remade the house into the museum of history of Geneva. We, now, have the privilege to visit Maison Travel...More

1  Thank Raquel F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stumbled upon it when we left the Saint Pierre Cathedral, so we decided to enter since it was recommended here on TA. The price was good (yay for free museums!) and it's divided in different floors, each one of them has a piece of...More

Thank Noa-DR
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