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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.

Museums Geneva MAH
Museums Geneva MAH
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Museums Geneva mamco

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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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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Ethnography Museum Geneva

One of Switzerland’s two most important ethnographic collections! Anchored in the city centre, in the lively Jonction district, the MEG offers to an increasingly enthusiastic and curious public a window onto the world’s cultures.
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Museums Geneva MEG
Museums Geneva MEG
Museums Geneva MEG
Museums Geneva MEG

A city that is half peace laboratory, half birthplace of culture and science


A Globe of Science and Innovation (CERN)

Research, knowledge and innovation. The Globe of Science and Innovation, representing Planet Earth, embodies CERN’s message to society in the fields of science, particle physics, cutting edge technologies and their applications in everyday life.
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