Musée Ariana

Geneva, Switzerland

The Musée Ariana is devoted to ceramic and glass artwork, and contains around 20,000 objects from the last 1,200 years, representing the historic, geographic, artistic and technological breadth of glass and ceramic manufacture during this time.

Built between 1877 and 1884, the museum is shaped by Neo-Classical and Neo-Baroque elements and is situated near the Palace of Nations. It was built to house the private collection of the Swiss art collector and patron Gustave Revilliod, who named it after his mother, Ariane de la Rive, and later bequeathed it to the city of Geneva.



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Founded: 1877
Category: Museums in Switzerland


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Shaun LAW (7 months ago)
Nice quiet museum with plenty of pottery items on display. Free to enter.
RV (8 months ago)
This is truly a hidden gem and it's even free to visit. Seeing so much of the history of pottery making and seeing so many historical well made artifacts in a beautiful building makes it a must visit.
Hello Ness (9 months ago)
Amazing museum with unique styled architecture of the building with lots of space to walk around, with the gardens surrounding it right next to the UN building, as well as knowing more about the world of ceramic art and glass artworks in Switzerland, as well as examples and historical displays to look at and admire.
Barbara A. (14 months ago)
This is a ceramic / porcelain museum opened to the public for free. The very last room on the first floor is accessible to only members or ticket holders. About few minutes away from the United Nations office and the Red Cross museum. You might want to explore these three places when you are in the area. Usually there is no wait.
Tayyab Khan (2 years ago)
The ceramics museum is surprisingly quite nice and interesting. The building itself is like a basilica and has a splendid architecture. You can find some amazing work ranging from porcelain, china work, bone architectures, etc. decades old. All the displayed stuff is really nice, the luxury rooms with all the art works and the contemporary areas are so good. They even have arm chairs where you can just lay back and chill. The staff is also quite friendly and helpful.
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