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Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 418 50 60
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The English labels were good

This museum looked like it was well laid out, and had some interesting history of science... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon M
Very interesting exhibits and set in a lovely building-FREE

The museum is set in a park next to the lake shore and contains 2 floors of old scientific... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
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Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 418 50 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum looked like it was well laid out, and had some interesting history of science, particularly from a Swiss perspective. However, while some of the major section labels were in English and French, more detailed labels were French only. This made it too frustrating...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The museum is set in a park next to the lake shore and contains 2 floors of old scientific equipment, relating to microscopes, electricity, solar system,etc. Most of the signage is in French with little English. The building itself is lovely with beautifully decorated internal...More

Thank KayBristol
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is small but interesting! Is situated in a green place with a gorgeous view. Inside, besides the few things written in english, everything is written in french so if you don't know the language you can understand only the half of it. I...More

1  Thank Miss Chantal S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

this out of the way museum is a nice touch the cost to get in is free which is great. it takes around 45 mins to see all floors and exhibits. not all exhibits have an English translation which can be annoying but still good...More

Thank The_tourist517
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is an excellent small museum located in a park next to LAke Geneva. The museum showcases the Swiss penchant for exact measurement and is full of all sorts of beautiful brass instruments for use in geometric calculations, as well as telescopes etc. There are...More

Thank Foldsrule
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The building looks great and the exhibits interesting. The light in particular within the high ceiling rooms and illuminating the exhibits looked entrancing. However, the staff were so rude to me that I would never wish to return.

2  Thank frankferrie
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Musee d' Histoire des Sciences is a great museum for science lovers insofar you can read and discover a lot of info about new and old technologies. The building of the museum is a beautiful old building where you can join an amazing view of...More

Thank olivehoover
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The title says it all. I was much more in awe with the interior design of the building itself rather than the museum collections. The wallpapers of every room was different and pretty, while the permanent collections of the museum were displayed in such dull...More

Thank Terrylia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Luckily this place is free for public. Two small floors full of mostly dull facts and lots of instruments. The visitors can only watch and read - they do not get to do or touch much. I have been to much more interesting museums of...More

Thank suomituristi2015
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Much smaller than we anticipated. Just about 10 smallish rooms of microscopes, telescopes, globes etc. My fav was Voltare's original battery. Amazing location in botanic gardens with spectacular views of Mont Blanc

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