Museum of Swiss abroad

Museum of the Swiss Abroad

The museum at Penthes collects and shows historical objects linked to the history of the Swiss abroad from the 15th century to the present.

Its collection comprises original documents (military patents and letters of dismissal, contracts, correspondence, journals, newspapers, maps, photographs, stamps, travelogues etc.), historical and recent books, engravings, portraits and views, scul­ptures, arms, uniforms and flags, medals and decorations, furniture, personal be­longings etc. – objects all which form part of the Swiss and international heritage.

Opening hours

Every day except Monday from 10 am to 12 am and from 1 pm to 5 pm (museum)

Restaurant
on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Telephone

+41 22 734 90 21 (museum)
+41 22 734 48 65 (restaurant)

Address

18 chemin de l'Impératrice
1292 Pregny-Chambésy

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Internet: http://www.penthes.ch

 

On presentation of the transport card emitted by Geneva hostel, you can enjoy a free entry-ticket.

International Red Cross Museum  

 

The humanitarian adventure

Emotion, discovery, reflection: the Museum offers you a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action. Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect, allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world: Defending human dignity, Restoring family links, Reducing natural risks.

An interactive chronology unfurls 150 years of humanitarian history, while Current focus enables you to track Red Cross and Red Crescent operations right around the globe.

 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m April to October
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November to March
Closed on Monday,
24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

 

Special opening possible on request at the Visitors’ Service
+41 22 748 95 95 (Monday to Thursday) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Access for disabled visitors


Address
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
17, Avenue de la Paix
1202 Genève

Internet: http://www.redcrossmuseum.ch/en 

 

On presentation of the transport card emitted by Geneva hostel, you can enjoy a 50% discount on the full price of 15.00 CHF.

The Geneva Hostel is located in a quiet area, surrounded by 5 stars hotels, very close to the lake and to the international organizations.

Contact Info

GENEVA HOSTEL

Rue Rothschild 28-30

1202 Genève - Suisse

Tel : +41 22 732 62 60

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