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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

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Neighbourhood: Ariana
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Address: avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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+41 22 748 95 11
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This renowned museum, universally acclaimed as one of the best in the city,...

This renowned museum, universally acclaimed as one of the best in the city, provides a moving reminder of the importance of international humanitarian efforts.

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Not a conventional museum and surprisingly relevant and interesting especially their World War One archive. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Chelmsford
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Trowbridge
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very tight security, you have to leave everything in lockers. Some amazing history and super exhibitions. So much I never knew about the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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Chelmsford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a conventional museum and surprisingly relevant and interesting especially their World War One archive. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every aspect of the Red Cross Museum is superbly conceived and executed, aimed to communicate with that deep human level of feeling and imagination in which we all reside. All the impressive spaces have been created by well known architects and visitors have the varied experiences of walking through chains, playing a large interactive game and experiencing the art of... More 

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Norwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hoping for more.... Staff were friendly and helpful. Entrance to the whole museum is not free, only one small room dedicated to the Red Cross.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has almost no written information and instead relies on automatic audioguides. This was fine most of the time because it would load what I wanted automatically by scanning it, or there would be a number to manually enter, but there were numerous times when there was no manual number to enter and the automatic scan was hard to... More 

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Ballarat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so looking forward to seeing this again, as I loved it and wanted to view again. This time the technology for interaction did not work well in more than one exhibition. Making it frustrating. I am surprised the Swiss are not onto getting this right for everyone. I was not the only person having trouble . The one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A moving story that reminds us what needs to be done in times of war and suffering. The museum gives us personal testimonies and the history of humanitarian work done since the beginning if the Red Cross. The gallery devoted to Family Links is very special.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Museums have to strike a balance between conveying dry information and personalizing it with anecdotes and demonstrations. This museum, to me at least, errs on the side of anecdotal demonstration, and those demonstrations are too dependent on inconsistent technology. Our audio guides seemed to randomly work or not work from exhibit to exhibit. The displays were visually interesting, but I... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Having intended to visit this museum for a long time I finally got my chance when it reopened after its refit. I was absolutely blown away by the sensitivity of the exhibition spaces given the difficult subject matter and the inventive ways the museum presents the history and work of the Red Cross Red Crescent, and the ideas and concepts... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We really loved this museum but be prepared for an emotional experience. I would advise paying for the headphone guided tour otherwise it will be difficult to understand many of the exhibits.

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