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Best Local History & Culture in Geneva

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Patek Philippe Museum

This beautiful 3-story building treasures exceptional timepieces, miniatures, rare exhibits and musical automates. Patek Philippe Museum reflects the history of the watchmaking community of Geneva. The ground floor of the building has a workshop which has been used by watchmakers, jewelers and engravers for centuries, with a collection of more than 400 tools from that period. The third floor has a library and Patek Philippe Archives, while the second and the first floor display the timeless collection of antiques and masterpieces. You can avail of the guided tours of the museum by appointment only.

Geneva, Switzerland
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International Museum of the Reformation

Located close to La Cathédrale St Pierre, on the ground floor of the Maison Mallet, Musée international de la Réforme is a must visit in Geneva. It houses paintings, manuscripts, unique objects, rare books and engravings regarding Geneva's reformation. You can also avail of the guided tours conducted by the museum. Temporary exhibitions take place occasionally as well. Call or visit their website for more details.

Geneva, Switzerland
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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum recounts the history of the Red Cross movement through various exhibition spaces that cover the inception of the first idea and the organization s role throughout history (especially during the two World Wars) all the way to the current issues the Red Cross is dealing with today. Along with temporary exhibits, the permanent collection focuses on three major contemporary issues: dignity, family ties and environmental risks. Plethora of activities organized here, makes your trip to this museum an entertaining and educative one.

Geneva, Switzerland
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