Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, Geneva

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The Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève is a small museum dedicated to the History of Science.LocationThe museum is located in the Villa Bartholoni, designed by Félix-Emmanuel Callet, built in 1830 as a summer residence for Parisian bankers, Constant and Jean-François Bartholoni and extensively restored between 1985 and 1992. It is situated in the park La Perle du Lac, overlooking Lake Geneva, adjacent to the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva. Both the Villa and the museum itself are listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance.AccessThe Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, except for 25 December and 1 January and admission is free. The museum receives over 250,000 visitors per year.HistoryThe museum was established in 1964 by the enthusiasm of l'Association du Musée et de la Revue d'histoire des sciences, following an exhibition of science history at the Musée Rath. Once opened the Swiss Institute of Physics and Observatory donated their historic instruments to the collection. Early director, the astronomer Margarida Archinard was succeeded by chemist, Marc Cramer. Jacques Ayer has been director since 2012.Initially affiliated to the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, since 2006 the Museum has been linked to the Natural History Museum of Geneva.
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  • The staff was very rude when i asked if it was possible to acess the upper floor, because it was i sign by the staircase I didn't understand.  more »
  • This museum really impressed me. Although it looks small from the outside, inside is large and is very well organized. The exhibitions are beautiful and very clear explanations. There are many interesting things that, for someone like me who loves science, must not be lost. Absolutely recommended!
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  • - Beautiful setting by Lake Geneva and in parkland - Free entry - (entrance is round the back of the building) - Activity sheets for children - Two floors of traditional exhibition content - Very good...  more »
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  • This is one of the few museums in Geneva that is opened for visitors on Sundays! Extremely interesting journey for kids and adults! Five stars review is the least possible for this highly recommended place!
  • Little corner with a compendium of all sciences. What is more, the view is great and the ticket is free.
  • Excellent museum with some amazing old equipment on display. No English on most of the items, but there is English to describe the major sections. Not recommended for kids as they would get so bored. But if you have any interest in science and old science equipment, then I highly recommend this place (even if you don't speak French). It's in a nice old building too.
  • Very small but very interesting museum, especially since it's free!
  • Very beautiful museum with lots of things to watch and a well maintained place

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