The museum is located in one of Geneva's most beautiful neo-classical buildings, the Villa Bartholini, which was built in ... More
Museum of the History of Science
The museum is located in one of Geneva's most beautiful neo-classical buildings, the Villa Bartholini, which was built in 1825 and situated in a magnificent park on the lakefront. This unique museum traces Geneva's rich scientific past, mainly between the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum will fascinate both children and adults. The Collection includes a number of amazing old scientific instruments used in astronomy, medicine, meteorology and physics, such as the famous "Navicula de Venetis" sundial, the hygrometer for hair, and scientific instruments invented by de Saussure and trialed during the 1787 Mont-Blanc expedition. Other exhibits describe the history of electricity, the microscope and the barometer.
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