MAH – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (GENEVA)

One of the largest museums in 🇨🇭 Switzerland, the 🖼 MAH – Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, displays over 650 000 sculptures, 🏺 objects and 🖼 paintings across 5 floors.

© MAH Genève

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.

© MAH Genève

Espace #mahfamily & restaurant 

The museum offers a special area dedicated to families – the 🌈 Espace #mahfamily – located 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;

Temporary Exhibitions

As well as its 🖼 permanent exhibitions, there are regular 🖼 temporary exhibitions at the MAH . . . see here for information about 🖼 current and upcoming exhibitions;

🖼 current temporary exhibition: Pas besoin d’un dessin de Jean-Hubert Martin – 3500m2 of exhibition / more information here;

Musée Rath

The 🖼 Musée Rath hosts the 🖼 MAH‘s larger temporary exhibitions.

Located next to the Grand Théâtre and the Conservatoire de musique on la Place de Neuve, the 🏛 Musée Rath is a protected building since 1921. Open to the public in 1826, thanks to the generosity of the Rath sisters, it was the first museum of fine art in Switzerland, « un temple des muses ». MBFF once saw a fabulous Hodler exhibition here! / 🗓 opening hours: 11h to 18h / website

address: place Neuve, 1204, Geneve / tel: +41 (0)22 418 33 40; 
Hodler at the Musée Rath © Stefan Haag
© Musée Rath / MAH Genève

Practical Information

🗓 opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11h to 18h / CLOSED on Mondays;

💵 price: 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).

🅿 parking: car park St Antoine and free parking at weekends on surrounding streets;

website & FB page

address: rue Charles-Galland 2, 1208, Genève, Switzerland;

tel: +41 (0)22 418 26 00;

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