Museums in Geneva

Swiss Geneva hidden among the Alps has been a world’s treasury of fine art and historical artefacts. The city is a home for more than 40 museums and a great number of art-galleries.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

Avenue de la Paix 17
12h00 – 18h00 (Monday: closed)
www.redcrossmuseum.ch
Tickets: CHF 15

Great history of humanitarian action! An interactive chronology unfurls 150 years of humanitarian history, while current focus enables you to track Red Cross and Red Crescent operations right around the globe.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO)

Rue Des Vieux-Grenadiers, 10
12h00 – 18h00 (Monday: closed)
www.mamco.ch
Tickets: CHF 8

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO) is the largest gallery of its kind in Switzerland. A lot of the works on displays are created by local artists. Its collection includes sculptures, paintings, objects of art and decorations. There are collections of the artists Christo, Claudio, Duchamp and many others in this museum.

Ariana Museum

Ave de la Paix, 10
10h00 – 18h00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
www.mah.ville-ge.ch
Tickets: CHF 5/3 (temporary exhibitions)
Free to the permanent collection

The Ariana Museum or Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass is a unique museum devoted to kiln craft. It holds a collection of ceramic and glass artworks containing around 20,000 objects, which were created over last 1,200 years. It represents historical, geographical, artistic and technological breadth of glass and ceramic manufacture during this time.

Museum of Far Eastern Art

1206, Rue Munier-Romilly 8
14h00-18h00 (Monday: closed)
www.fondation-baur.ch
Tickets: CHF 10

The Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art has over 9,000 Chinese and Japanese art objects that were acquired by Alfred Baur, a famous Swiss collector. This priceless collection includes the finest ceramic, jade and lacquer ware, as well as antique snuff boxes, prints, netsuke and samurai swords imported from China and Japan.

Patek Philippe Museum

Rue Des Vieux-Grenadiers, 7
14h00 – 18h00 (Tuesday to Friday)
10h00 – 18h00 (Saturday)

www.patekmuseum.com
Tickets: CHF 10

History of watchmaking!
Over 4 floors it represents masterpieces of chronological art, enamels, portrait miniatures from 16 to 20 century as well as the most expensive Patek Philippe watches. It also exhibits an evocative collection of timepieces related mechanisms.

Cité du Temps

Pont de la Machine 1
10h00 – 18h00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
www.citedutemps.ch
Tickets: CHF 0 (temporary exhibitions)
Free to the permanent collection

Small and cozy exhibition and event center in the heart of Geneva. Two floors and 170 m2 spaces are dedicated to staging temporary events and exhibitions. Cité du Temps was restored by the Swatch Group in 2005 and has been refreshing visitors from all over the world ever since.

Musée Militaire Genevois

Château de Penthes,1292 Chambésy
10–12, 14–18 (Tuesday-Sunday)
www.museums.ch
Tickets: CHF 10

Located in the former stables of the domain of Penthes, this museum tells the military history of Geneva from 1813 to the present day.

The Museum of the Reformation

4 rue du Cloître, 1204, Geneva
12h00 – 18h00 (Monday: closed)
www.musee-reforme.ch
Tickets: CHF 15

The Museum of the Reformation was built on the ruins of St.Peter’s cloister. It is place to see for for religious travelers. The building once served as an apartment complex for Huguenot refugees.