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Historisches Museum Luzern

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Address: Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
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+41 41 228 54 24
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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I benefited from reading the reviews that shared that the museum is not about the history of Luzern. Rather it is a collect of things and that you are given a bar code reader. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, California
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Dublin, California
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440 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I benefited from reading the reviews that shared that the museum is not about the history of Luzern. Rather it is a collect of things and that you are given a bar code reader. It felt like wandering thru a museum's storage area and stopping at items of interest except it was well lit and not dusty. In our case... More 

Thank EveSp
Afula, Israel
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74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I like local history and I was looking forward to seeing this museum. Unfortunately items are encased and overloaded in cramped installations. While this might represent a modern, functional approach to museum planning and interior design, this approach does not do justice to the artifacts, nor impart sufficient educational information for visitors. The museum provides explanations via a bar code... More 

Thank davidtova
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This Museum has artefacts from the stone age to yesterday. It has a great scanner system that tells you about each item. You could spend hours in there if you wanted to. A great family Museum.

Thank Stephen B
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Firstly, a little expensive for what you see. But, its got a lot of very interesting (at least they were to me!) exhibits. A novel barcode scanner to find out about each exhibit was fun to use. Not a lot of organisation - in terms of grouping like things together, that I could see, but that did really matter. And... More 

1 Thank wamish
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I went to this museum hoping to see exhibits consistent with the name--a museum that would lay out the history of Lucerne. There are bits and pieces of that in this hodgepodge collection, but even with the English audio guide that you trigger off bar codes on objects throughout the floors, there's no organizing logic to the different floors of... More 

1 Thank susanEU68
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65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is more a collection of stuff than a museum. If you haven't seen any of it before, it sort of interesting. Otherwise, though, I was not impressed. That said, while the descriptions are in German, the handheld guide has a number of other languages.

Thank Daniel R
Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Very disappointing museum and sure not worth time and money to spent there.I was expected much more.Not recommended.!!

1 Thank Milan S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The museum has few items and its not exactly having anything exclusive. Can be visited if you have ample time and a swiss pass.

Thank KhalidNavigator
Melbourne, Australia
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329 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We were interested to find out more about the history of Luzern. We found the museum very frustrating. The exhibits all had bar coldes. We were given a bar code reader that gave us information in English, but we found it didn't always work and sometimes it seemed to give information about another exhibit entirely. In the end, we stopped... More 

Thank Fiona S
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344 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

It was raining heavily that weekend and we needed something to do. If you are not from Luzern or have not spent a significant fraction of your life here, many things may appear as just junk.

Thank Electroburger

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