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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
View over 7,000 exhibits ranging from ancient Egypt to modern times at Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, the largest art museum in the city. The museum's fine art section features Italian, Dutch, French, English, and Swiss paintings dating back to the Middle Ages and up to the 20th century, created by famous painters such as Rembrandt and Monet. Walk through the applied art section for a look at weapons, silverware, and textiles, and the archeology section, displaying a real mummy from the 9th century BCE. Grab the visitor guide brochure on your way in, which provides information about the collection's ten must-see masterpieces. Be sure to get a glimpse of "The Miraculous Draught of Fishes" by Konrad Witz, the museum's most famous painting. Make Musée d'Art et d'Histoire a part of your Geneva vacation plans using our Geneva vacation builder.
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  • Free Museum of art and history consists of 5 floors. Has a large collection of weapons from different eras. You can enjoy several works of great painters, Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet (copies of course).
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  • In addition to archaeological collections in the cellar of the Museum also gathers works of painters such as Picasso, Rubens, Monet, Renoir and many others. This museum was opened in 1910 and more than 7000 between pieces and paintings. Is easily accessible by tram or on foot. We went to walk but we're a little bit. Admission is free for the Permanent Collections. In temporary exhibitions is value CHF5.. On the first day of the month at the entrance is free for the temporary. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays to Fridays open from 6:00 pm 11às. For those who appreciate art is very worthwhile!
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  • Surprise home in this long-maligned Museum population Geneva and at risk of being demolished. Although it is somewhat damaged, it contains an impressive Swiss painter collection and rooms of contemporary works (Picasso, will know...) If you don't like this string of sometimes dark corridors, indulge in a little coffee and pastry House in the Café of the Museum that extends into the inner courtyard. Calm and pleasure guaranteed!
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  • *** Attention: the museum is french only *** Without a doubt, the collection is of high quality. Be it prehistory, the roman, greek, roman or medieval period; the objects were remarkable. BUT you have to like this and especially archeology! For me this museum was actually boring, I really don't find pleasure in looking at rocks (prehistory), pots (greek), statues and coins (roman) or paintings of naked people (medieval). The armors and swords were pretty awesome though (medieval). As I said, even if most of the objects were not really my thing, one could clearly see that they are important and that a great effort was made to present the artworks and archeologic foundings, therefore the high rating (personally I would rate it a 2/5 but that would be pretty unfair)
  • It's a great free museum. I would give it a 5 star. If more than 20% of the displays had been in English. Otherwise you'd better know french or just appreciate what you're looking at.
  • Amazing building, good collection. Special programs for families and kids. If you're lucky enough, you'll hear of one of their parties on time. Best bet- like their page on social media- MAH Geneve or subscribe to their newsletter (website). Its restaurant, "Le Barocco" is a great place for lunch or a coffee break. Go and see why.
  • The Geneva museum of art and history was an accidental find while exploring the city. The museum features an excellent mixture of artifacts and artworks (both modern and classical) from the local area and around the world. We thought that this museum was a real gem, small enough to keep adults and children engaged while being big enough to offer variety without becoming fatiguing. Art fans will be pleased to find works from major artists including Picasso, Renoir and Monet, while children will pleased with the large collection of arms and armour. Admission was free. This museum felt like a very special space, and I thoroughly recommend it.
  • A really interesting muséum about the history of Switzerland! There is a dig just outside which is recommended!
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