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Musee International de la Reforme

4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 310 24 31
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4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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"audio guide"
in 19 reviews
"printing press"
in 3 reviews
"church history"
in 4 reviews
"martin luther"
in 4 reviews
"great museum"
in 7 reviews
"key figures"
in 2 reviews
"without flash"
in 2 reviews
"founding fathers"
in 2 reviews
"protestant reformation"
in 4 reviews
"pierre cathedral"
in 3 reviews
"temporary exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"own pace"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"maison tavel"
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"old town"
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"on display"
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"bible"
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

In a beautiful historic building, worth visiting in itself, hidden away in the old town, is this museum which I thought unlikely to interest teenagers. Yet it did. Not by pandering to them with "interactive" buttons and bling-bling, but by retelling the history of the...More

Thank Xeni25
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

As a history buff, this is a not-to-be-missed museum on a visit to Geneva. The museum addresses the origins and development of the Reformation, In which Geneva played a huge role. The collection includes an extensive range of historic items. The museum is well curated...More

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

An interesting museum to those wishing to learn more about this aspect of Christian history. Many of the exhibits are labelled in French (partly helped by English headsets and the lay out of the museum wasn't very clear. Had time permitted going on an English...More

Thank Scot9
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We arrived very enthusiastic to learn more about Calvin and the birth of the Reformation; we left one hour later very little the wiser. The museum is a series of small rooms crammed with documents, artefacts and paintings. Each of these items has a description...More

1  Thank Knockmaroon
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Not the most exciting museum as it is mainly made up of documents, letters, portraits but the free audio guide and plaques provide copious details on the history and founding fathers of Protestantism. During the 500th anniversary they have a replica of the Gutenberg printing...More

1  Thank UptownGirl79
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The MIR (Museum of the Reformation) was founded in 2005. In the 16th century, John Calvin set out to turn Geneva into a model way for living the Christian life. I was quite irritated that the MIR would not allow any photography (even without flash).

Thank LarryErickson
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is the kind of museum where you learn some history, and the presentation is probably more important than the artifacts. There are some artifacts, but you might see such manuscripts and documents in other museums. The audio-visual presentations are what are most important here,...More

Thank dinj
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This small museum gives a real sense of what it was like then, somehow. There are lots of genuine documents to see, books of the time. For me, it might be the most memorable visit I made in Geneva, this plus the Wall of the...More

Thank Budd S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

From the viewpoint of someone interested purely in history I found first 3/4 of it interesting, especially the temporary exhibition on Gutenberg printing press. But the modern period not so much, it felt more like "come join our faith". But maybe that was just me....More

Thank Kalle L
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is brilliant - one of the best I've been to in Europe. The museum tells the story of the Reformation, particularly the founding fathers e.g. Luther and Calvin but also looks at the wider developments and consequences up to the 20th century. It...More

Thank siddle45
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