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Le Musee Rath

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Address: Place Neuve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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This is a small museum near the old city. When I visited, there were interesting photos and etchings as well as a 360 degree interactive art item. The museum was smaller and for... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
James L
Sacramento, California
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Melbourne, Australia
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742 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I'm running behind on my Trip Advisor reviews so I don't know whether the fabulous exhibition that combines both the history of photography and Geneva is still on but if it is, it was one of the best displays of historic photographs that I have seen in a museum. We planned to stay for half an hour and stayed for... More 

Thank Ann T
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This museum was very interesting and had some very unique photographs that tied in with the history of Geneva. But somehow it was lacking in didn't seem to have a core identity. The air-conditioning was great on a hot day! LOL you can see the whole place in about 30 minutes.

Thank FinnieF
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a small museum near the old city. When I visited, there were interesting photos and etchings as well as a 360 degree interactive art item. The museum was smaller and for the price (unless you have the Geneva Pass) is not worth it.

Thank James L
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

I've seen the "panoramas" exhibition, which attempts to bring together a number of visual samples of the word's various meanings. Before the invent of cinema, panoramic paintings were a kind of funfair attraction. Along these lines, a short from 1900 by Thomas Edison shows a "spinning sidewalk" where you can see a bunch of belle époque people thrilled by the... More 

Thank Marius R
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

He revolutionised French and european paintings from the end of 1840s onwards, an active artist also interested in the political life of his adopted country Switzerland. The exhibit depicts the swiss years of his career and the influence he had on the art scene of the epoch. Part of the Courbet Season organized by The Beyerler Found. in Basel. L'homme... More 

1 Thank Barbara L
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I have recently visited the museum and was done in 10 mins... few contemporary art pieces exhibited on 2 floors; suitable while waiting for the tram to come...

1 Thank Didivicky34
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

Spent 10mins there and clueless what the exhibition was about. It was a collection of fabrics, maybe is about dying? The locker is CHF2 but is refundable just like any museums in Switzerland

1 Thank EuropeanJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

This museum houses temporary exhibitions. At present (until the end of March) it is showing a collection of material about the history of Lebanon. On show are a variety of artefacts, from pre-history up to the 17th century. We find that prehistoric items generally work most effectively in a museum when the organisation and explanatory boards tell a story which... More 

2 Thank Rita D
Afula, Israel
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Great location near the Grand Theater. Major complaint: no explanations in English; really unfair and diminishes from the exhibit's educational impact. Service and explanations by reception were kind of unpleasant. There are lockers for a 2 Swiss Franc deposit.

Thank davidtova
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2011

This is an art museum situated in a beautiful setting, right next to the Grand Theater and close by the reformation wall. It is pretty small and thus not large enough to house permanent collections. When I went, there was a temporary contemporary art exhibit. It was really ugly stuff. No offense, but I think my 3 year old could... More 

1 Thank tripcasey

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