Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire, Geneva

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Art Museum
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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  • We enjoy history and art museums and this has both. The collections are extensive. Sadly, only a few had English translations of the extensive French explanations. That limited the value we got...  more »
  • Marcher sur l’eau - an embarrassing testament to Geneva’s limited cultural resources and an amateur exhibition with decor purchased at the local Home Improvement store?  more »
  • The lovely gentleman at the desk was super friendly and helpful, enthusiastic about he exhibition and even helped with the most affordable method of entry and suggestions for where to spend the most time. I can’t thank him enough for his welcoming attitude, and the exhibitions in the actual museum were just beautiful. Bigger on the inside and full of beautiful exhibits!
  • Lovely historic building with vast collections, all gratis. Despite melting while visiting during a heat wave, we enjoyed perusing the lower levels, especially the sculptures and antiquities.
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