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Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

Rue de Lausanne 128, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

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The History of Science Museum showcases a collection of rare and ancient scientific instruments from the 17th to the 19th century. The exhibits help us to better understand the evolution of technical subjects, such as astronomy, microscopy, gnomonics, electricity, or meteorology. Located in the lovely park Mon-Repos, in the Villa Bartholoni. It is one of the main attractions in this area.



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Parc de La Perle du Lac0.06km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

The Perle du Lac park is a public garden located in Geneva , Switzerland. The park has a large flowery meadow, commonly called "jardin de la perle". A Florentine-style building built in 1829 houses the Musée d'histoire des sciences de Genève . In the park there is also a restaurant owned by the municipality of Geneva currently self-managed by the workers themselves where you can taste the typical dishes of French haute cuisine.

Mon Repos Park0.16km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

The public garden is part of the complex of neighboring parks and is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The place was handed over to the city in 1898 by the Plantamour family. Every year, on November 11, an official ceremony commemorating the ceasefire in 1918 takes place in the garden. The country house built in the center of the park in the 18th century was regularly visited by Voltaire, who also staged several theatrical performances here.

Palais Wilson0.67km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

This former hotel was built at the end of the 19th century. After the first World War, it became the seat of the League of Nations, the predecessor to the United Nations. In 1997, this remarkable monument of international diplomacy was dedicated to the cause of Human Rights. The place has witnessed Geneva’s importance and influence on the international stage. The journey continues towards the splendid parks on the right of the lakeside, including the Perle du Lac.

Parc de l'Ariana0.84km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

Parc de l’Ariana is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet stroll under beautiful trees surrounded by meadows and lawns. Flowerbeds in full bloom and elegantly trimmed box trees decorate the plateau surrounding the flamboyant Palais de l’Ariana and its baroque fountain. It is a historic and prestigious park in Geneva which was open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year.   This lush green public park has many scenic spots and trails for hiking.

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève0.85km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

The Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques is a Museum of the City of Geneva. As the name suggests, it has a Garden and a Conservatory with an Herbarium and a Library. Conserve, explore, search, share and pass are the 5 main tasks of the institution. The Garden with its 29 ha houses big collections of living plants, about 8400 plant species of all over the world. They are spread amongst groups by themes: the tropical and temperate greenhouses, the rock gardens with mountain plants, the terraces of m

The Celestial Sphere0.94km from Musée d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Genève

The “Celestial Sphere” is the large, metal sculpture located at the Palais des Nations on the Cour d’honneur easily viewed both from the UN Cafeteria and upstairs in the Assembly Hall from the Salle des pas perdus. The Celestial Sphere was installed in 1939 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the League of Nations and to honor the leadership of American President Woodrow Wilson.

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