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Museum if Cultures

We visited this Museum on our trip to Lugano but you would need to be very interested in art and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
edmondsSELondon
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London, United Kingdom
Enjoyable and in lovely surroundings

Collection of interesting cultural artefacts - mostly from islands around new guinea. Not large but... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2013
993Rpg
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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“Museum if Cultures”
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via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We planned to visit the museum during our stay in Lugano and we arrived today afternoon. Their web site warned us that the next temporary exhibition opens only in September, but we wanted to see the permanent collections. No announcement on the Web site stated...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited this Museum on our trip to Lugano but you would need to be very interested in art and all culture to be able to understand it all.

2  Thank edmondsSELondon
Reviewed 5 July 2016

it is probably the most important collection of extra european cultures in switzerland. worth to see!

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I wish my Italian were better, as Silvio wrote an excellent review in Jan. 2015. The tourist info. office in Lugano thought it had been moved to the LAC museum, which is beautiful, but had no idea where the contents of the Heleneum were. Phoning...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We entered hoping to see some history and culture of Swttzerland or Ticino - so were disappointed to see the whole museum is about cultures in the south pacific and indian subcontinent. It does have some lovely cultural art pieces, but this is not meant...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Collection of interesting cultural artefacts - mostly from islands around new guinea. Not large but a nice way to spend an hour- with English translation available for most exhibits. The museum is easily got to by boat or bus and sits in a very pretty...More

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