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Musee International de la Reforme
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Ranked #38 of 155 things to do in Geneva
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“Exceptional collection cannot be find elsewhere”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

There is a small museum near ST Pierre Cathedral , but with a lot information about reform in Europe .
You can follow the stream by using audio guide and get a lot of information about this juncture of Europe by focusing of Switzerland role.
I found it fantastic.

Visited November 2012
6 Thank Babak S
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“Everything you ever wanted to know about the Reformation in the French-Swiss areas”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

There is a great deal of information here, largely focused on the portion of the Reformation which took place in and around Geneva and in France. But it largely ignores those portions of the Reformation taking place in Northern Europe and England. The museum would be better titled "Museum of the Reformation in France and Switzerland."

Visited October 2012
5 Thank BobFran_11
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“Wonderful location, interesting interactive exhibits”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Small, expensive but unique special exhibit. Not sure I would pay as much for regular exhibits, which cover religion, but I like small museums so would probably do so. Fantastic location.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank belcal5000
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“English is available!”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Many TripAdvisor reviewers have said that the Reformation Museum is all in French. There are shelf units in every room with laminated cards, detailing the collection in English. Read the cards and return them as you leave the room. (This system is in place in most of the museums in Geneva.) The audio guide is also in English -- chose language #3 or ask the staff at the reception desk to set it up for you.

The collection itself is kind of dry and scholarly, but the museum is located in a beautiful old home. The music room, tucked in an out-of-the-way corner, is particularly delightful.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank WMUer
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“How do you make the Reformation interesting? Try this!”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

This was a real find, and one that I might very easily have missed if I had let my school memories of studying the Reformation get the better of me. In two hours, I learnt more about the lasting significance of this movement than I would ever have thought possible. Many museums throughout the world could learn lessons from the presentation here, and how to make a very dry subject interesting. Amazing use of holograms to present Martin Luther and John Calvin (the city's most famous resident) in one of two interactive displays helped explain why the Reformation was necessary. The Museum shows the impact the Reformation had on Europe- and upon the world fantastically well- and made me realise that the period had not just religious but social implications right down to the present day. Above all, this museum is a shining example of how history can be presented in a fresh and exciting way- and in a beautiful building as well.

A plea to the Museum; your exhibition of the perfumes of the Bible is FANTASTIC- please please make it a permanent display! People all over the world are wondering what frankinsense and myrrh smelt like- now they can come to Geneva to find out!

Visited August 2012
7 Thank RWK157
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