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Museum of Natural History

This is the largest natural history museum in Switzerland. Spread over four floors, its collections present the fascinating world of animals and minerals.

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The improved health situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic means that a staggered return to normal can be envisaged. Within the framework of the measures determined by the federal authorities, the City of Geneva is organising a gradual reopening of its cultural infrastructures and sporting facilities to the public from 11 May 2020. 

The purpose of the museum is to manage, showcase and protect its collections, which are genuine archives of biodiversity. It is also a centre for scientific research, conducting inventories of fauna, taxonomy and systematic works which are essential to identifying the means of protecting our natural heritage. The museum also shares knowledge and makes the public aware of the significance of natural heritage and its protection.

Opening times

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Closed on Mondays as well as on Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January).


The museum is accessible by public transport:

  • Bus 5 and 25, ‘Muséum’ stop
  • Bus 1 and 8, ‘Tranchées’ & ‘Muséum’ stops
  • Tram 12, ‘Villereuse’ stop

The Villereuse car park is also available to motorists.

More information is available on the Museum of Natural History website. An audio descriptive file is also available on the Les Tranchées cultural trail page.

Muséum d'histoire naturelle

Route de Malagnou 1
1208 Genève
Tél. +41 22 418 63 00
Fax +41 22 418 63 01
Site web du Muséum d'histoire naturelle

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Article modifié le 11.05.2020 à 16:25