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Culture is everywhere in Geneva

Geneva is home to some truly unique museums that will delight those who love to discover new things.

Immerse yourself in the heart of humanitarian Geneva, travel back to the time of the first watchmakers or take a whirlwind tour of artworks in the Bains district: culture is all around the city.


Find a selection of Geneva’s Top Museums

Geneva features a remarkable collection of themed and historic museums. As you explore Geneva’s cultural landscape, you’ll uncover the best among them, some nestled in the lush outskirts of the city, while others reside in its bustling heart. From the iconic Musée d’Art et d’Histoire to the captivating Patek Philippe Museum, these institutions beckon both residents and visitors to embark on a captivating journey through their diverse collections.

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Get ready for an exciting day in Geneva’s kid-friendly museums!

From the wonders of nature at the Museum of Natural History to reptilian encounters at Vivarium de Meyrin, and historical discoveries at La Maison Tavel, there’s something for every young explorer. Explore diverse cultures at the Ethnography Museum Geneva - MEG, learn about compassion at the Red Cross Museum

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Museums in the Old Town

The Old Town of Geneva has many stories to tell.
Enter the magical atmosphere of its historical museums!


Barbier-Mueller Museum

Situated in the heart of Old Town Geneva, the Barbier-Müller Museum preserves, exhibits and studies a collection started in 1907. Culture and tribal art of the world’s civilizations are part of this amazing collection.
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Maison Tavel

The Maison Tavel is a unique testimony to medieval civil architecture in Switzerland. Destroyed by fire in 1334, it was rebuilt by the Tavels, a noble Genevan family who gave the house its character of an urban palace.
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International Museum of the Reformation

The Reformation that changed the history of Europe. The International Museum of the Reformation (IMR) is housed in the prestigious 18th century Maison Mallet at Cour Saint-Pierre, the site of the former St Peter’s Cloister. 
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Museums in the arty district

Discover the museums of the Bains district, 
a vibrant neighbourhood where culture is at every corner.



The Mamco is the largest and youngest museum of contemporary art in Switzerland. It is internationally renowned as a point of reference for the contemporary art scene. Its work is based on a collection of 4,000 items, a third of which is owned by the museum.
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Patek Philippe Museum

Experience a journey through five centuries of watchmaking. The Patek Philippe Museum is located in the heart of the Plainpalais district. Founded in 2001, it showcases the most prestigious creations of the brand’s master watchmakers.
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