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Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

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Address: Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The_tourist517
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to see interesting scientific equipment. the great thing of this museum is that some of... More 

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Corvallis, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 also a number of exhibits set up where you can participate. This is a great... More 

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Thank Foldsrule
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Treviso, Italy
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346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 945 helpful votes
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 the lake.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 way. Visitors can only read the information. On the other hand, the temporary exhibition was... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 this kind and was disappointed.

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 building itself had it's own story to tell. The staff were very friendly and helpful... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Fabulous museum and so interesting-enjoyed wandering round the many exhibits-it really takes you back in time and causes you to ponder.

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LaPeche
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Amazing collection of ancient scientific instruments. There are all kind of scientific instruments, for physic (electricity, magnetism, air pumps, first batteries, etc), chemistry (all kind of substances and reactive elements), biology (microscope), astronomy (telescope) etc. And it's free! The only problem is to find it! you have to know that it is in a park!

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