We have selected a variety of Museums in Geneva and around that we appreciate particularly.


The Red Cross Museum
Emotion, discovery, reflection, the exhibition The Humanitarian Adventure offers you a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action, breaking away from traditional museography.

Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect from a different cultural background, allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world : Defending Human Dignity (Gringo Cardia, Brazil), Restoring Family Links (Diébédo Francis Kéré, Burkina Faso), Reducing Natural Risks (Shigeru Ban, Japan).

Going beyond the troubled periods of history or present-day conflict zones, these contemporary issues are of concern to each of us today and, in a wider perspective, will affect our common future for decades to come.
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The Maison Tavel
The Maison Tavel is a must-see for anyone interested in Geneva. A remarkable example of medieval civil architecture in Switzerland, it houses the Relief Magnin, the largest historical relief in Switzerland, which gives an overview of Geneva before the destruction of its fortifications in 1850. An exceptional heritage building, it is also the oldest private residence in Geneva.
In its permanent exhibition rooms, engravings, paintings, maps, models, furniture and various objects testifying to Geneva’s past, from the Middle Ages to the 19th century are presented. The museum also houses temporary exhibitions related to Geneva and its inhabitants.
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The Rath Museum
The Rath Museum is the first fine arts museum in Switzerland and hosts the major temporary exhibitions of the Museum of Art and History.
A symbol of the interest of the people of Geneva in the arts, the Rath Museum is a prestigious cultural venue, located next to the Grand Théâtre and the Conservatoire de musique, on the Place de Neuve. This building, listed since 1921, was opened to the public in 1826 thanks to the generosity of the Rath sisters.
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The Museum of Art and History
The Museum of Art and History is one of the largest museums in Switzerland. With some 650,000 objects, including major creations and unique series, it reveals on five floors part of its collections devoted to the applied arts, fine arts and archaeology. Each year, the museum offers two large exhibitions featuring the collection and numerous presentations on various themes. This building is the heart of the MAH.
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The MEG Museum
More than 1,000 objects, admirable messengers of the world’s cultures, have been carefully selected from the 74,000 that make up the MEG collections to be included in the permanent exhibition.
Upon arrival, the public is immersed in the origins of Geneva’s ethnographic collections. One learns, not without exaltation, that they are the fruit of individual adventures, of the passion and generosity of illustrious characters and others more modest, of encounters with cultures near and far.
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The International Museum of the Reformation MIR
Retraces the history of the Reformation movement initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and others. Through objects, books, manuscripts, paintings and engravings, the museum tells the story of the movement that spread in part from Geneva during the 16th century and grew into one of the main families of Christian churches.
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The Patek Philippe Museum
Located in an entirely restored Art Deco building in the area of Plainpalais in Geneva, the museum houses over five centuries of watchmaking history into two important collections: the extraordinary antique collection starting from the 16th century, which includes the earliest watch ever made and the Patek Philippe collection from 1839 onwards. The latter bears testament to more than 175 years of manufacturing the world’s finest watches and includes the most complicated timepiece ever made, the Caliber 89.
The Patek Philippe Museum is a logical and faithful conclusion to a true legacy of genius.
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Chaplin’s World
trip – 1 hour from Geneva
Discover a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man.
Meet Charlie Chaplin, family man, in the Manoir; embark on a singular journey through the sets of his greatest films at our Hollywood-style Studio; take a peaceful walk in the gardens; and don’t forget to round off your visit with a stopover at our Shops before heading to our cafe-restaurant, The Tramp.

Chaplin and the Great Dictator – until August 29th
This showcase exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes, with never-before-seen artifacts detailing the history of the film’s creation, production secrets, unfinished scenes and unpublished on-set photos
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The Barbier Mueller Museum
The aim of the Musée Barbier-Mueller is to preserve, study, publish and exhibit a collection begun by Josef Mueller in 1907 and continued by his heirs up to our own time. This collection, the largest in the world in private hands, now has several thousand pieces from tribal and classical antiquity, as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from various cultures of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. A number of these works are considered indispensable masterpieces with great historical value.
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