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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 748 95 11
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This renowned museum, universally acclaimed as one of the best in the city, provides a moving reminder of the importance of international humanitarian efforts.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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"audio guide"
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"world war"
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"natural disaster"
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"life size"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"visiting geneva"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was an incredibly educational afternoon visiting the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, to understand the history of the organization and the full scope of their activities globally. Many of the displays were very interactive, and the stories and testimonials of people who have...More

Thank paul_ark_2014
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a soul searching experience when I saw all the pictures of the refugees in the temporary display section. Well worth the admission.

Thank maketea
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was only last year (i.e. May 2017) that I was able to visit the Red Cross Museum in Geneva for the first time. It is a unique place to get an understanding of how gory world history has been for the last century. Their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The technology kept breaking down with no-one on floor meant you need to go to reception. The exhibits were somewhat limited based on projection and voice-over. Museum doesn't do free 1st Sundays like others - would recommend giving this one a miss

Thank gavinareid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really excited to go and view the museum. Well it’s not free like all of the other museums in Geneva the first Sunday of the month. My partners head phones died half way through. It’s not worth the 15chf the charge. Rather go and...More

Thank RudolphMW
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how I feel about this museum. It definitely told a lot of sad stories, but I expected more about the Red Cross history and its missions. 15 CHF is expensive, but goes to a good cause. You get a locker and audio device...More

Thank Christine Z
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Due to limited time I was able to see only two of the exhibitions in detail. The museum has tried to personalise the experience by presenting oral histories from the affected person itself. I found this a very good way to develop empathy in the...More

Thank PoornaBalaji
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is a lot of exhibits and a lot of written archives that take time. I was absorbed but my husband was a bit bored after a bit since he did not want to read everything

Thank Brenda C
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I found my visit to this museum very odd and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it. I was expecting to learn about the history of the Red Cross and then perhaps get an understanding of some of their current humanitarian work....More

Thank lauraleeds666
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit if you have some time available in Geneve. Very close to United Nations Buiding (walk distance). You can do a tour inside the building to see about Red Cross history over the years and around the world.

Thank IvanFuruya
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chris s
13 April 2016|
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Hello, sure you buy ticket directly at the museum. No problems, you can take photos inside. Enjoy!
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