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.

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 – 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.


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;

address: rue Charles-Galland 2, 1208, Genève, Switzerland;
tel: +41 (0)22 418 26 00;
website: see here;
Hodler at the Musée Rath © Stefan Haag

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