We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 418 50 60
Review Highlights
Very interesting exhibits and set in a lovely building-FREE

The museum is set in a park next to the lake shore and contains 2 floors of old scientific... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Interesting :)

The museum is small but interesting! Is situated in a green place with a gorgeous view. Inside... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Miss Chantal S
via mobile
Read all 105 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 418 50 60
Write a Review
Reviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017

The museum is set in a park next to the lake shore and contains 2 floors of old scientific equipment, relating to microscopes, electricity, solar system,etc. Most of the signage is in French with little English. The building itself is lovely with beautifully decorated internal...More

Thank KayBristol
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is small but interesting! Is situated in a green place with a gorgeous view. Inside, besides the few things written in english, everything is written in french so if you don't know the language you can understand only the half of it. I...More

Thank Miss Chantal S
Reviewed 14 April 2017

this out of the way museum is a nice touch the cost to get in is free which is great. it takes around 45 mins to see all floors and exhibits. not all exhibits have an English translation which can be annoying but still good...More

Thank The_tourist517
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is an excellent small museum located in a park next to LAke Geneva. The museum showcases the Swiss penchant for exact measurement and is full of all sorts of beautiful brass instruments for use in geometric calculations, as well as telescopes etc. There are...More

Thank Foldsrule
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The building looks great and the exhibits interesting. The light in particular within the high ceiling rooms and illuminating the exhibits looked entrancing. However, the staff were so rude to me that I would never wish to return.

1  Thank frankferrie
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Musee d' Histoire des Sciences is a great museum for science lovers insofar you can read and discover a lot of info about new and old technologies. The building of the museum is a beautiful old building where you can join an amazing view of...More

Thank olivehoover
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The title says it all. I was much more in awe with the interior design of the building itself rather than the museum collections. The wallpapers of every room was different and pretty, while the permanent collections of the museum were displayed in such dull...More

Thank Terrylia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Luckily this place is free for public. Two small floors full of mostly dull facts and lots of instruments. The visitors can only watch and read - they do not get to do or touch much. I have been to much more interesting museums of...More

Thank suomituristi2015
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Much smaller than we anticipated. Just about 10 smallish rooms of microscopes, telescopes, globes etc. My fav was Voltare's original battery. Amazing location in botanic gardens with spectacular views of Mont Blanc

Thank member1000
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This free museum was a little different and had something to offer different kinds of people. The museum did not shy away from the science behind the objects displayed, nor their history. The objects were pretty as were the rooms they were displayed in. The...More

1  Thank pierupoika
Nearby Restaurants
Da Paolo
496 reviews
.21 km away
Restaurant Kha Tha Thai
106 reviews
.17 km away
le C geneve rue du simplon
72 reviews
.21 km away
Tibet Cafe
23 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Geneva
5,678 reviews
.54 km away
Parc La Grange
313 reviews
.55 km away
Bains des Paquis
887 reviews
.58 km away
Flower Clock
1,123 reviews
.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Musee d'Histoire des Sciences staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines