Musee d'Art Et d'Histoire, Geneva

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View over 7,000 exhibits ranging from ancient Egypt to modern times at Musee 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. Put Musee d'Art Et d'Histoire at the forefront of your travel plans using our Geneva trip itinerary maker website .
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  • In an impressive building, free via the red carpet the stairs on or off to the great collection: Applied art, Fine art, archeoplogie and regional archaeology. Temporally "Méthamorphoses" and apart with Entréprijs "Caesar". Also here a special installation of Jean Tinguely
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  • Venus to discover the temporary exhibition on Caesar and the Rhône, we were fascinated by the theme treated, the exhibits presented and the tour itinerary (count 1h a 1h30). for lack of time, we quickly went around the permanent collections (including a superb weapons room, we will return for these collections. On the other hand we were very surprised by the freezing reception of the hostesses at the ticket office. Amiable as prison gates as they say, and authoritarian, we did not understand this lack of sympathy that did not put us in good conditions to visit. In a world where everything is more and more digitalised and connected, a little humanity can facilitate the fact of pushing the door of a Museum, and there they just wanted to leave.
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  • Had every animal you can think of!!! Great lay out, very organised and looked great. Very cool activities but the sally ,I think, exhibition was closed due to construction but the other floors made up for it.
  • Nice variety of things to do. The top floor has the fine arts and the bottom floors have archaeology exhibits. There's a restaurant on the first floor. I liked the art exhibits best. They also had English descriptions of every room in the art sections, but not for the archaeology sections. Get a map/booklet when you first walk in to see where things are. It also lists "10 masterpieces" that you should see. On the first Sunday of the month, the entire museum is free to enter.
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