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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
Phone Number: +41 22 418 50 60
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
pierupoika
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Tampere, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The museum is small but full of unique objects: manuscripts of scientists and oldest telescopes, etc. Definitely worth visiting for scientific geeks

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I visited here with my A-Level Physics class, and we were all very interested in everything here. There was lots of history in the old scientific equipment here. There was lots to learn about everything here. I think it could have been a bit more immersive with more than just printed signs. Outside, there are hands-on experiments. These are a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I learned quite a lot on the science history of Geneva, but the explanations of the science itself were a bit lacking. Beautiful museum on the lake.

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Thank clairice2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is in an old house, which give a very nice atmosphere to the visit. Well organized and free! A lot on physics, time, electricity and astronomy but not so much on biology/medicine... It was disappointed to me as it's a Musee d'Histoire des Sciences!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

The museum is in the nice park near the lake and close to the lake tram station. It is not a large building for the museum, but it looks amusing inside and outside. It contains a lot of classical instruments, some of them were used by prominent physicists. The instruments are mostly those of classical physics. It would be good... More 

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