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Musée d'art et d'histoire


Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the Musée d’art et d’histoire is one of Switzerland’s most important encyclopaedic museums. Boasting over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series that have made it an institution of international stature, the museum maintains a permanent exhibition of a selection of its applied arts, fine arts and archaeology collections. Regional archaeological discoveries, Egyptian and Classical antiquities, artworks, furniture, arms, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures all bear witness to 15,000 years of history.  

Thematic itineraries

The Applied Arts galleries on the first floor are currently closed (silverware, musical instruments, the historic rooms of the Swiss castle of Zizers). On the ground floor, the rooms dedicated to Byzantine art and to Greek and Russian icons are also currently closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nice BreakS

Le Barocco Restaurant

Le Barocco draws its recipes from local Genevan traditions and specialises in homemade pastries. During the summer months, an outdoor terrace welcomes customers in the museum’s inner courtyard. The restaurant is only accessible during the museum’s opening hours.

Information and reservations : T +41 (0)22 418 26 82  


The Musées d’art et d’histoire’s exhibition catalogues as well as stationery and children’s games related to the collections are on sale at the museum main entrance.
The area is accessible during the museum’s opening hours.
Information : T +41 (0)22 418 26 10

Liste de prix


Musée d’art et d’histoire
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève
T +41 (0)22 418 26 00


Open from 11:00 am to 6.00 pm.
Closed on Monday

Cultural Mediation


Free admission to permanent collections
Paid admission to temporary exhibitions
Free admission up to age 18 and the first Sunday of the month


TPG : Bus 3–5–7–36 et Tram 12
Parking : Saint-Antoine


Handicapped access: Jaques-Dalcroze 9 (interphone)
Ramp / elevator

Lift available for stroller access



Permanent Section

Musée d’art et d’histoire

10.05.2019 - 16.02.2020

Ouvert de 11h à 18h. Fermé le lundi

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