One of the largest museums in Switzerland, the MAH – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, displays over 650 000 sculptures, objects and paintings over 5 floors.
Built in 1910 by the architect Marc Camoletti, the museum is located in the old town, and so is a short walk from plenty of other family delights.
We thoroughly enjoyed our last visit here, concentrating on just a couple of rooms and then relaxing in the Espace #mahfamily. We followed this by a meal at the Barocco, which was an excellent and convenient lunch stop.
Espace #mahfamily & restaurant
The museum offers a special area dedicated to families – the Espace #mahfamily -right next to the excellent Barocco restaurant. Here, you can have a break with coffee and cake or even lunch, while the little ones occupy themselves building, colouring and doing puzzles – there all sorts of educational games associated with the exhibits in the museum here. A very special space indeed. The space is dedicated to children 3+ years, accompanied by an adult.
Tours and Workshops for Families & Children
The MAH also offers tours and workshops dedicated to children and families. One Wednesday per month the « Visites à Tout Petits Pas » for young children offers short tours to discover the shapes, colours and objects in the museum and there is also « Wednesdays Family » aimed at slightly older children. See here for more details.
Tuesday to Sunday: 11h to 18h / CLOSED on Mondays;
It is FREE to enter the permanent collection of the MAH. The temporary exhibitions are held in the Musée Rath, opposite the Parc des Bastions and there is an entrance charge for these (these too are FREE first Sunday of the month).
rue Charles-Galland 2,
Tel: +41 (0)22 418 26 00
Website: see here
Parking: car park St Antoine and free parking at weekends on surrounding streets;