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Historisches Museum Luzern

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Interesting layout

This museum has a interesting layout as there are no information panel, but rather you take an... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Rather strange display

The Historic Museum of Luzern has chosen a rather unique way of display objects, clustering similar... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

A different approach to displays in a museum....using a bar code reader to find out about the exhibits...great fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This museum has a interesting layout as there are no information panel, but rather you take an ipad, scan the qr code and then the object is described in detail. Many objects are packed together behind a wire cage, so you can find what interests...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Historic Museum of Luzern has chosen a rather unique way of display objects, clustering similar items together with little or no regard for different time periods. It puts items behind security grills and plasters yellow barcode labels, which visitors use to learn what they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I visited several museums while my wife and daughter did another hike in Lucerne. This was an interesting place with 3-4 floors of very nice displays. I especially enjoyed the early pottery, coins, and weaponry displays. The system of scanning in th bar code of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I visited to view the Queen Victoria 150 year exhibit and was impressed until 1/2 way through when the translated pamphlet simply finished. With only 1/2 of the exhibit translated into English (about an English Queen) I can not recommend this museum. I even brought...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holleet
Reviewed 18 July 2018

In addition to all the usual artefacts to be found in such a museum, the current interesting exhibit is dedicated to the visit paid by Queen Victoria to Switzerland, following the death of her husband, Prince Albert.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mvine42
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A group of 5, looking to escape the heat. Two in their twenties, two in their fifties and one, 83. Everyone was entertained and learned so much. We scanned what caught our eye, shared it with others, found what others were looking at, and on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Happy_Travails_Inc
Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a stimulating and highly innovative museum! The unusually arranged displays are thought-provoking and informative. There are drawers crammed with further exhibits and one is invited to pull them out and study their contents at one's leisure. We specially enjoyed the clothing and folk costumes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 19 January 2018

In the former arsenal, a protected building from the end of the 16th century, can be found the Historical Museum of Lucerne. Always the main city of the heart of Switzerland, leader of the Catholics in this country and in the Fin de Siècle thanks...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank saronic
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Big collection with a good Audio guide that you can zap each item with to hear all about it. Novel way to display everything and a good way to while away some time. Easy to find in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank DougieQT
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