The best museums in Geneva to visit
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent A unique heritage located in the heart of international Geneva, near the Palais des Nations, to promote understanding of the history, current affairs and challenges of humanitarian action in Geneva, Switzerland and around the world. 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. MAMCO 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. Center for Contemporary Art A centre at the cutting edge of the avant-garde movement. 00 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. Fondation Martin Bodmer Papyri, medieval manuscripts, autograph letters and manuscripts by Goethe, Proust and Newton as well as rare prints including the Gutenberg Bible await visitors in our underground museum designed by Mario Botta. Museum of Art and History The Museum of Art and History is one of the largest museums in Switzerland, with its collection devoted to applied arts, fine arts and archaeology. This summer, the museum offers 4 temporary exhibitions G Baur Foundation - Museum of Far Eastern Art Meeting China and Japan. 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. 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. 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. Geneva is a city full of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent to the Patek Philippe Museum, the Mamco, the Center for Contemporary Art, the Globe of Science and Innovation, the Fondation Martin Bodmer, the Museum of Art and History, the Baur Foundation - Museum of Far Eastern Art, the Barbier-Mueller Museum, the International Museum of the Reformation, the Maison Tavel and the Jet d'Eau, Geneva has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a unique cultural experience or just a fun day out, Geneva has it all.