International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva

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Humanitarian aid and current global problems come to life at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Walk through "The Humanitarian Adventure" exhibition, which presents the problems of defending human dignity. This display outlines the idea of reconstructing family links and reducing natural risks. Learn the history of the Red Cross and use the "On the Spot" exhibit to track current Red Cross and Red Crescent operations around the world. Hear the stories of people who have been helped by the institution and the survival skills they learned. Be sure to pick up an audio guide upon entry, which will provide more information about each exhibit. Arrange to visit International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and other attractions in Geneva using our Geneva itinerary planning site .
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  • Interesting review of such an important relief service around the world. Recommended visit for anyone.  more »
  • Two short panels are devoted to the history of the Red Cross (1 on its founder, 1 on its "moral failure" during the Second World War). The rest of the three halls are dedicated to the glory of the Red Cross. It's terribly mediocre, without political analysis. A game with incomprehensible rules and in bad taste requires us to save as many villagers as possible during a tsunami. Videos of "witnesses" (understand "beneficiaries") will be able to convince the less aware. 15 Swiss francs for this.
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  • The museum is fairly small, so I went through it in around an hour, although you could spend at least twice that by carefully reading everything. Eventhough small, they covered a lot of ground and used many different styles of presenting it, never becoming repetitive. Central to the museum was that they conveyed much information through individual accounts of their personal experience. It's a technique getting popular and that's something I appreciate. Also, don't miss their canteen on the top floor, with a big terrace, good food and cheap price for Geneva.
  • My family and I (including two teenagers) toured the ICRC museum at Geneva, and we loved it! We found the personal stories quite moving. There’s so much to see and take in here (including some great interactive technology), and while we spent about 2 hours, you could easily spend a half day if you wanted to go through every exhibit comprehensively. The provided headsets for information in English were clear and interesting. It’s easy to get to (10 minute walk along the lake from the main train/bus stations), or tram/bus to ‘Nation’. It’s also just across the road from the United Nations Office Geneva which was another fantastic tour.
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