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Musee Ariana

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Neighbourhood: Ariana
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Address: avenue de la Paix 10, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from...

This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from several artistic genres.

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The architecture of the museum building incorporates neoclassical and neo baroque characteristics. With a collection of over 22,000 European, Middle and Far Eastern ceramic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
GAN L
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778 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture of the museum building incorporates neoclassical and neo baroque characteristics. With a collection of over 22,000 European, Middle and Far Eastern ceramic pieces, from medieval times to the present day, the museum offers a comprehensive view of the history of ceramics. We saw, read, understood the development of ceramics from its technical and stylistic progression . After enjoying... More 

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1 Thank GAN L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Musee Ariana was not on our list of 'must sees' but we had heard that it was worth going for the building itself, which is truly beautiful. However, we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful and interesting the collection is and we had a lovely time here. Now I would say that it is definitely a 'must see.' Remember to... More 

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Thank rachietown
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We ended up here after visiting the UN. Entry to the general exhibits is free and interesting to those who like antiquities and/or ceramics.

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1 Thank daisy21988
Verona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A small gem of a museum. Lots of beautiful porcelain and ceramics to look at in a lovely setting. A cafe that serves a variety of delicious teas and glasses of wine. A perfect place to muse. And an added bonus - wi-fi that works immediately with no fuss! And the museum is free!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The Ariana museum is primarily dedicated to a collection of old items of china and various pieces of furniture and also there are revolving exhibitions that are for an extra cost, though the main museum is free, as are most that I visited in Geneva. I toured the museum in maybe a half an hour and I liked what I... More 

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Chrudim, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It is a beautiful museum full of pottery and porcelain. Exhibition shows porcelain from many European countries and the Middle and Far East too.The collection is the only one of its kind in Switzerland. The museum is located in Ariana park, few steps from the UN building and Broken Chair sculpture. There is free admission.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful old neo- classic, neo baroque building that Gustave Revilliod built in 1877 to 1844 to house his private collection. Though I find paintings more to my liking, I was fully captivated and absorbed by beauty, diversity and vastness of the exhibits. Amazing place to visit.

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

If you like pottery and china, the museum is terrific. Historical overview is very clear and great pieces. Not sure how listening guide works as my wife and ai speak French so we relied on the written explanations on the cases. Look up and around also- the house is gorgeous. It also advertises glassware but very little of that.

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1 Thank mtd571
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

quiet a boring Museum, consist of 2 stages old building full of ceramics and plates, there is a nice entrance garden in the outside..

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Thank Sherif S
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful building with a fine collection of ceramics showing special ceramics exhibitions etc. Location close too the United Nations building and Red Cross museum

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