Geneva has more than thirty museums and galleries, which are representing a wide range of exhibitions and cultural and historical samples. From the ultra modern Museum of Modern Art to the old building Maison Tavel, Geneva’s museums cover the whole spectrum of the history of the city and of the main cultural influences. The free admission the first Sunday of every month is offered in the museums and most comprehensive exhibition are constantly updated and renovated throughout the year.

We advise you to visit thewebsite of Swiss museums to learn more about the current exhibitions and events. In this article, we will tell  you about the Museum of Art and History (Musée d’Art et d’Histoire).

The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire is a large museum with more than 1 million of interesting objects that represent the history of Western culture and civilization from antiquity to the present day. The museum is located in a modern and spacious building, and the visitor can easily spend a few hours studying the interesting exhibits.

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At the main entrance there is a reception where you can get an audio guide available in several languages: French, German or English, for 5 CHF, which will accompany you throughout the museum. The audio tour takes about 1.5 hours, and helps visitors learn more about the history of Geneva and Western civilization in general. The museum also has a restaurant and a playground, as well as free lockers and toilets on the ground floor. In the near future, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire will be completely renovated and updated. Admission to the museum is free for all.

The small restaurant on the ground floor offers to the visitors simple dishes as well as fruits, juices, tea, coffee and desserts. The museum building also has a beautiful little island where you can relax, have a snack or a drink.

Next to the restaurant is the playground where you can conveniently leave your children so they can play, while you visit the museum.

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