Musée Ariana

Built at the end of the 19th century by Gustave Revilliod (1817-1890), generous Geneva patron and distinguished collector, this palatial building was designed from the beginning to house a museum, where ceramics and glass met painting, engraving, sculpture, coins, antiquarian books and all forms of applied arts. In 1936, works were shared with the Musée d’art et d’histoire, allowing the Musée Ariana to specialise in the field of European, Near-Eastern and Asian ceramics, covering a vast period from the Middle Ages to our day. Glass and stained glass also joined the institution at the end of the 20th century. Today, the only institution in Switzerland to offer such a complete view of the history of ceramics and glass, the museum welcomes the public in a setting designed to transmit a cultural heritage, but also to provide encounters and contemplation.


Musée Ariana
Avenue de la Paix 10
1202 Genève
+41 22 418 54 50
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Access:Bus 8, 28, F, V, Z (Appia), tram 15, bus 5, 22 (Nations)
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