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Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient

rue Munier-Romilly 8, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 704 32 82
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An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“eastern art” (4 reviews)
“display case” (2 reviews)
rue Munier-Romilly 8, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 704 32 82
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

I love this museum it is a quiet and great place. The exhibits are of great interest. The building is a patrician house that belonged to the Baur family I believe. I always travel back to Asia on each of my visit

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 7 September 2015

A small, delightful museum specializing in Far Eastern art in one of Geneva's old homes. Both the exhibits and the environment reflect understated quality.

Thank Alessandro C
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Amazing collection of porcelain, jade, samurai swords and others. All pieces are hundreds of years old, yet look brand new. The intricacy of many of the pieces is bewildering. No photography allowed - in fact you have to leave your bags in lockers at reception....More

Thank eggsy_U
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

This small but rich in historical objects museum stands just 5-10 min walk from Geneva's old town. You will not regret coming up there- the collection in very interesting, showing military uniforms, art objects, household utilities from Asia (the halls are separated by countries). Explanation...More

1  Thank Dari O
Reviewed 15 January 2015

For a little museum, tucked away on a residential street, this was a fasinating museum. Very unique and very interesting.

1  Thank Edith M
Reviewed 4 November 2014

the collection is wonderful, all this different ceramics... just amazing!!! they have also clothes of a samurai and very nice laque

1  Thank Coco1203
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Hidden away in an old building in Champel, has a very nice permanent collection and regularly temporary collections that are beautifully displayed.

Reviewed 30 September 2014

This small house in a residential district houses a fantastic collection of antique Far-East objects from Chinese porcelains to Japanese sabres. Exceptional!

1  Thank joupy45
Reviewed 14 August 2014

A group visit was organised on that Sunday for the temporary exposition, The Tôkaidô Road, made of beautiful old Japanese prints. Absolutely brilliant, with a great and very interesting guide. After we finished this tour, I visited the rest of the museum where Mr. Baur's...More

1  Thank Swissdiver
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Very hidden gem, not even known to many Swiss. Bring a very detailed map to find. Asking people will not help. Once found, the Japanese artifacts of the samurai will behold you with its intricate beauty. The Jade collection of the Chinese are okay. The...More

6  Thank sharkwhale13
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