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Maison Tavel

rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (13 reviews)
“top floor” (30 reviews)
“free museum” (12 reviews)
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

DONT miss this museum when you travel. It is so incredible you can see a huge model of what Geneva looked like with its walls still up and even check out what a real Mid evil apartment looked like. Best part, its completely FREE.

Thank Chelsie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice museum housed in the oldest building in Geneva - the building is as much part of the exhibitions as the items within. The rooms are well laid out and show the house and life in Geneva at different times in history. Some...More

Thank siddle45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great structure and house setting. Video of the history of the geographical changes in Geneva projected to a miniature landscape amazes how cities are born. Impressive furniture and door collections on exhibit.

Thank NYtravelblogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop to have a bit more understanding of history in Geneva. Nice exhibition for the whole family. Quite the bonus that this is a FREE site to visit

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great museum of a old medieval house. The labyrinth of cellars are impressive, as with the original apartments. The entry is free. But it is hard to find English explanations. Make sure to download the izi.Travel, which gives you a detailed audio tour in English

Thank Po-Kang W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum, really fun to walk around the different levels. The guillotine was absent when we were there unfortunately, we we still really enjoyed it anyway

Thank Plant_Girl_11
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I usually visit about once a year even though the content never changes because I enjoy this quaint little museum so much. One floor is maintained as it was a few hundred years ago when it was a house so you can see how people...More

Thank chelseafairless
Reviewed 8 July 2017

part of the history of geneva, a small, free museum worth a short visit. Don't expect to be impressed

Thank Zoe T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This building is interesting for the artifacts of old Geneva-- I especially liked the old wallpapers. However, the main draw for me was the exceptional video-diorama presentation about the history and development of the city. Brilliant!

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Beautiful old Swiss mansion right inthe heart of old Geneva. Lots of artifacts from old homes including door knockers, hinges, moldings, tilled, dishes, hair clips, etc. Beautifully recreated rooms from the 17th and 18th century.

Thank pvhc
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