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Musée des Suisses à l'Etranger (Museum of the Swiss Abroad)

Musée des Suisses à l'Etranger (Museum of the Swiss Abroad) Review

Rooms full of models, paintings, documents, and objects highlight the considerable achievements of Swiss people outside Switzerland in this dense little museum surrounded by parkland. Swiss Guards and military men give way to artists, bankers, explorers, doctors, writers, archaeologists, chocolatiers, and inventors as the centuries progress; many, like Albert Gallatin, were surprisingly prominent. Audio and visual guides are available in English. The entrance to the Penthes complex, which includes the Geneva Military Museum, a restaurant and splendid park, is about 15 minutes on foot from the UN and Red Cross Museum. Avenue de la Paix segues into Route de Pregny; keep going, and just past the U.S. Mission you'll see the Penthes sign to your right. Alternatively, you can walk up Chemin de l'Impératrice from the Botanical Gardens.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 18 chemin de l'Impératrice, Chambésy, International Area, Geneva, 1292 | Map It
  • Phone: 022/7349021
  • Cost: 12 SF
  • Hours: Feb. –Dec., Tues. –Sun. 10–noon and 1–5.
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  • Location: International Area
Updated: 10-05-2012

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