Musée Ariana
Musée Ariana
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Built in the Italian baroque style and crowned with a cupola, it was constructed between 1877 and 1884 by the art patron Gustave Revilliod to house his vast and eclectic collections. He bequeathed the museum and its surrounding park to the City of Geneva in 1890. Today it is known as the Swiss Museum for Ceramics and Glass. In the Musée Ariana are to be found the various ceramics and glass collections belonging to the City of Geneva. It is the only museum in Switzerland devoted entirely to ceramic and glass art and occupies an important place in this field.The collections, comprising more than 25,000 objects, illustrate seven centuries of ceramics ranging from Europe to the Far East. All the principal techniques are represented: earthenware, faïence, stoneware and porcelain. The collection of Middle Eastern ceramics and an important group of Oriental export porcelain highlight the interactions between the Orient and Europe.
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Michellechampers
England, UK3,695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Known as the Swiss museum of ceramics and glass this museum should definitely be on your list of places to visit while in Geneva, the building both inside and out is beautiful
Written 16 March 2024
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Ariyya
Kuwait City, Kuwait474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
A beautiful museum that wasn't crowded at all when I visited, near the UN building. The building itself is gorgeous, reminds me of those beautiful manors in Italy. The collection of glass and ceramics is from many countries and the diversity is worth a look. It's easy to spend 1-2 hours here walking between the rooms. Don't forget to take a peek at the grounds from the balcony!
Written 6 March 2024
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permia
Ireland63,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
In the beautiful stately build it was fabulously fortuitous to happen across an exhibition by an artist unknown to us.

Born in Slovakia, Yan Zoritchak’s exposition is titled Windows on the Universe and reflects his fascination with the cosmos. He beautifully transmutes this passion into exquisite glass sculptures.

Within the pure glass he places precious materials such as metals and enamels, producing thought provoking pieces that delight the senses.
Written 13 January 2024
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TheLongLongTrailer
Hartsburg, MO684 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
While I am not an expert at ceramics, (it all looked like stuff you find at yard sales or antique shops to me) the building was a marvel in itself. I enjoyed the architecture much more than I appreciated the displays inside, but that is just me.
Written 12 August 2023
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Adriene C
Prescott, AZ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful presentation of historic and contemporary glass art. Yan Zoritchak’s sculptures were incredible.
Written 20 July 2023
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA1,165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful museum that I have been to. It is free admission thanks to its founder and donors. Below is the history of the museum and its content.

“Astute collector, untiring traveller, man of letters and enlightened philanthropist, this Genevan was the founder of the Musée
Ariana. He built the museum to house his collections, but above allto allow everyone to enjoy them. He named the building "Ariana" in memory of his beloved mother, Ariane Revilliod-De la Rive. Paintings, sculptures, clocks and watches, jewellery, weapons, medals, furniture, books, ceramics, glass, stained glass and curiosities, either brought back from his world tour or purchased in Europe, form an impressive collection of more than 30,000 pieces! Assisted by his faithful steward and friend Godefroy Sidler, Revilliod opened the museum to the public in 1884. His collections, spanning eras, continents and techniques, were much admired by
his contemporaries. This sitting room reflects the eclectic tastes of the collector and evokes the 19th century encyclopedic museum.”
Written 6 March 2022
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adcrumpton
Phoenix, AZ147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If you like ceramics, porcelain, and glass - take the time to see this museum. It's a good overview of various influences and styles. The building and grounds are worth a walk around!
Written 28 October 2021
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Supersupergirl
England, UK8,468 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited Musée Ariana because the group wanted to go.
The musee is huge so it took us three to four hours to see everything.
There were lots of elegant ceramics.
Written 23 September 2020
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AliSpekterman
Qiryat Bialik, Israel148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Just up the street from The United Nations, the building is impressive and the collection of ceramics and glass is wonderful. We enjoyed our visit very much.
Written 15 December 2019
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KerryandTim
Austin, TX228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I've seen my share of glass and porcelain objects d'art, and I didn't find those housed in this museum any more or less special than elsewhere, but I did find the building itself a sight to behold. The ceilings rival some of the best in Italy. I enjoyed gawking at the building itself.
Written 23 September 2019
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