Museums: Geneva

Flower Clock of Geneva
This symbol of the Geneva watch industry is made up of eight concentric circles filled with different plants and colours depending on the season. Situated on the Quai du General-Guisan on the edge of the Jardin Anglais.
Vivarium de Meyrin
Live snakes, lizards, spiders and tortoises. Also accepts groups or birthday parties. At 32A Cardinal-Journet, 1217 Meyrin.
Bibliothèque dArt et dArchéologie
Art library and exhibition room. Its fields of coverage are in line with the collections of the Art and History Museum of which it is a dependency: archaeology and the history of art. At 5 promenade du Pin, 1204 Geneva.
Musee du Cheval
Museum dedicated to horses. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays. At 1315 La Sarraz.
Philippe Patek Museum
A collection of timepieces from around the world. Also music boxes, miniature portraits and pistols. The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Friday, 14:00-18:00, Saturdays 10:00-18:00, at 7 rue des Vieux Grenadiers, 1204 Geneva
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Museum and library, home to over 150,000 literary works and a private collection of correspondance featuring Napoleon, Churchill, Darwin and others. Open Tuesday to Sunday 14:00-18:00. At 19-21 Rue du Guignard, 1223 Cologny.
izi.Travel
Storytelling platform that connects art, cultural and travel institutions with visitors from all over the world. Available on the web and on all mobile devices, the app offers indoor and outdoor multimedia tours in Geneva and the world.
Natural History Museum - Geneva
Museum covering every plant, animal and mineral indigenous to Switzerland. Also interactive exhibits and exhibits of life size animals from around the world. Open every day except Monday from 10:00-17:00 at 1, route de Malagnou, 1208 Geneva.
Fire-Fighters Museum
The history of Geneva Fire Fighters since 1840. Fire trucks and artifacts over 1000m2 of exhibits on 3 levels. At 1bis Rue du Stand, 1204 Geneva.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - Mamco
The Mamco is the largest contemporary art museum in Switzerland. Open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00-18:00; Saturday and Sunday open from 11:00-18:00. Located at 10, rue des Vieux Grenadiers, 1205 Geneva.
International Museum of the Reformation
The museum has a collection of rare books, engravings and paintings that highlight Genevas ties to the Reformation. Every day from 10:00-17:00 except Tuesdays. Cour Saint-Pierre, 4 rue du Cloitre, 1204 Geneva.
Maison Tavel
Exhibiting relics of life in Geneva since the middle ages. Open every day except Monday from 11:00-18:00. At 6, rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre, 1204 Geneva.
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques
Botanical gardens covering 28 hectares divided into several sections: an arboretum, a rock garden and greenhouses. Also an animal park devoted to conservation with over 300 animals; ducks, deer, flamingoes and exotic birds. At ave de la Paix, 1202 Geneva
Office of United Nations
The United Nations Buiding is situated in the Ariana Park and houses the United Nations offices. Over 25,000 delegates meet here annually to negotiate for world peace.
History of Science Museum
Scientific instruments from the offices of Geneva scholars from the 17th to the 19th century charting breakthroughs in scientific knowledge and ideas in general around Geneva. Park La Perle du Lac, 128 rue de Lausanne, CH-1202 Geneva.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Chronicles the history and the work of the Red Cross and pays tribute to the heroes of the world's first humanitarian organisation. Open every day (except Mondays) 10:00-18:00 April-October, 10:00-17:00 November-March. At 17, avenue de la Paix, Geneva.
Institut et Musee des Suisses dans le Monde
Everything about Switzerland the Swiss throughout the world. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00. At Chateau de Penthes, 18 Chemin de lImperatrice, 1292 Pregny-Chambesy.
Musee des Sapeurs Pompiers
Museum dedicated to the history of the fire brigade and firemen. Open every Saturday, 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00, from May to October. At 380 Avenue des Alpes, 01170 Gex.
Musee Barbier Mueller
Museum presenting the 7,000 piece collection of Josef Mueller, on the theme of art from Antiquity, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Open every day from 11:00-17:00 at 10, rue Jean Calvin, 1204 Geneva.
Cabinet dArts Graphiques (Prints and Drawings)
With over 350000 items dating from the 15th to present day. The collection includes major works from Germany, England, Flanders, Italy, Japan and Switzerland. Only open during exhibitions. At 5 Promenade du Pin, 1204 Geneva
MEG - Musée dethnographie de Genève
Over 80000 objects from around the world. Permanent exhibition and regular temporary exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00 at 65, bd Carl-Vogt, 1205 Geneva.
ICT Discovery
The fascinating story of evolution and exciting future of information and communication technologies (ICT), conveyed through exhibitions, play, interaction! Open weekdays, 10:00-17:00, at ITU (UN agency for ICT). Free. At 2 rue de Varembe, 1202 Geneva.
Carouge Museum
Consists mainly of handmade goods and articles reflecting Carouges artisan character. Open from 14:00-18:00 every day except Mondays at 2, Place de Sardaigne, 1227 Carouge.
Musée dart et dhistoire
The collections of the MAH bear witness to the entire arc of Western culture from prehistoric times to the present day, with three departments covering the fields of archaeology, fine arts and applied arts. At 2, rue Charles-Galland, 1206 Geneva.
Saint Peters Cathedral
Cathedral dating back to the 12th century. Open for visits from Monday to Saturday 09:30-18:30, Sunday 12:00-18:30 from June to September. From October to May open 10:00-17:30, from 12:00-17:30 on Sundays. 24 place du Bourg de Four, 1204 Geneva.
Cite du Temps
Permanent exhibition of all the Swatch creations since 1982 as well as two temporary exhibition rooms. Open every day from 09:00-18:00. 1 Pont de la Machine, 1204 Geneva.
Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient
Comprises some 9000 Chinese and Japanese art objects, housed in an elegant late 19th-century town house. At 8 Rue Munier-Romilly, 1206 Geneva.
Place Neuve
A focal point of culture in Geneva, the Place Neuve houses the Grand-Theatre, the Conservatory of Music and the Rath Museum. In the centre of the square is a statue of Henri Dufour, a national hero.
Brunswick Monument
This mausoleum was built following the death of the Duke of Brunswick, who left the town of Geneva a sum of money. The monument is an exact replica of the Scaligeri family tomb, one of the terms of the Duke of Brunswicks will.
Ile Rousseau
Small island named after the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The island is now a public garden with a restaurant. The statue of Rousseau was sculpted by Pradier. At Pont des Bergues.
Musee Rath
Fine arts museum with international and Swiss exhibitions. Open from 11:00-18:00, second Wednesday of the month from 11:00-20:00. Closed on Mondays. Only open during exhibitions. At Place Neuve, 1204 Geneva.
Jet dEau - Water Jet
Genevas water fountain has become the symbol of the town with its 500 litres of water per second propelled at a speed of 200 Km/h to a height of 140m. In the evening, the fountain is illuminated. Seasonal opening hours. On the Quai du General-Guisan.
CERN - Microcosm
A museum for older children and teens, explaining the work of Cern. Open 09:00 to 17:00 daily, except on Sundays, free admission. Explanations in French, English, Italian or German. CERN Reception (building 33), route de Meyrin 1217 Meyrin.
Institut et Musee Voltaire
Museum containing original manuscripts, paintings, sculptures and items belonging to Voltaire. Open Monday to Friday from 14:00-17:00 at 25, rue des Delices, 1203 Geneva.
Ariana Museum
Also known as the Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass, this museum is dedicated to kiln craft with over 20,000 pieces on display. Open every day except Tuesdays from 10:00-17:00 at 10, ave de la Paix, 1202 Geneva.

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