MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE (ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM)

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Enjoy your stroll in the Old Town to take a trip in time with the Art and History Museum, among the greatest ones in Switzerland with 7000 m2 to visit and discover, 212 steps to climb to discover the gems on each floor. This beautiful building built between 1902 and 1910 by Marc Camoletti bears a facade wall imitating the one of the Petit-Palais of the Exposition Universelle de Paris of 1900; it accommodates permanent collections devoted to archaeology, fine arts and applied arts. It is the custodian of 650,000 objects, of which about 7,000 are exposed. Geneva is proud of the museum with its rich collection, from the Ancient marbles in the inner courtyard to the halls devoted to the history of the Escalade (attack of Geneva by the Savoyards, during the night of 11/12 December 1602). Depending on your sensitivity, you can discover several periods that shaped our history and civilization. It includes a huge collection of Prehistoric objects and the greatest collection of Egyptian antiques in Switzerland. The path goes through the Middle East, Greece, Etruscans and Rome and, ends with Christian era. The fine arts section offers works from the 15th to the 20th century, including Konrad Witz's famous Pêche Miraculeuse which highlights Geneva's landscape and important sets of Liotard, Hodler and Vallotton. Italian, French, Dutch and English schools are also well represented, in painting and drawings, as well as Switzerland and Europe in the 19th century with Corot, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. Expressionist works emanating from the new realism ends this journey in time and art. One or two temporary exhibitions are held annually.

2018 Exhibitions:

Hodler aux Beaux-Arts, from March 2nd, 2018 to December 30th, 2018.

Hodler and the Swiss mercenary, myth to reality, from September 28th, 2018 to December 30th, 2018.

Taking a break: Barocco, the AHM restaurant, is set up in summer in the inner courtyard of the museum, in an exceptional setting! ++41 22 418 26 82.

Family Space: space dedicated to children with playful games and educational activities.

Afterwork: the AHM has thought about everything! In our hectic lives, dare to have relaxing trips so as to enjoy culture. On schedule: speed dating and encountering a work, workshops, meeting artists… An exceptional setting for evenings with friends!

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Open from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed on Monday. Free admission to the permanent collections. Easier access for disabled people through the door on boulevard Jaques-Dalcroze 9 (intercom). Temporary exhibitions between CHF 5 and CHF 20. - depending on the exhibitions. Free for those under 18 years old and on the first Sunday of the month. Guided tours by appointment (+41 22,418 25 00). Catering facilities: Le Barocco. Activities space dedicated to the families next to the restaurant Barocco.

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Members' reviews on MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE (ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM)

General note: 4.1/5
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Visited in january 2018
Musée très riche comprenant des collections depuis la Préhistoire jusqu'à l'époque moderne, en passant par une intéressante collection d'art égyptien. un nombre important de salles étaient fermées lors de notre visite (janvier 2018), mais le musée reste très intéressant en tout cas. De plus, comme tous les musées de la ville, l'entrée est gratuite.
Notice filed on 07/07/2018 
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Visited in june 2018
Musée gratuit et très agréable par temps de pluie! Découvertes intéressantes.
Notice filed on 06/04/2018 
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Visited in december 2017
Tres beau mussée gratuit, sur plusieurs étages. Les collections du moyen age et sur l'histoire de geneve et de la Suisse sont interessantes sans etre exceptionnel pour un visiteur lambda. Je le recommande pour quelques heures si vous passez dans le coin ou si vous souhaitez visiter Geneve et qu'il fait mauvais temps.
Notice filed on 04/04/2018 
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Visited in october 2017
très beau musée,agréable à visiter.Il comporte beaucoup de choses à voir.
Notice filed on 12/01/2017 
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Visited in september 2017
Comme tous les musées suisses, excellent établissement et collection riche et variée. Le premier étage était en rénovation, s'informer avant d'y aller.
Notice filed on 10/30/2017 
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Visited in august 2017
Visité au mois d'août, chaleur étouffante car le musée n'est pas climatisé... du coup les étages des peintures étaient fermés!
Jolie collection d'armures de chevaliers!
Le musée est gratuit.
Notice filed on 10/28/2017 
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Visited in october 2016
Si vous avez quelques heures et que le temps n'est pas de la partie, allez faire un tour de ce musée vous ne perdrez pas votre temps.
Notice filed on 10/31/2016 
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Visited in july 2016
Musee sympa à 2 pas de la cathédrale l art moderne y est très bien tres bien represente
Notice filed on 08/26/2016 
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Ce musée propose de nombreuses œuvres d'art sur plusieurs étages. Je le trouve plutôt sympa. N'hésitez pas à y faire un tour!
Notice filed on 02/27/2016 

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