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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  • If you are in Geneve then this is a must museum (provided you have some interest in history and evolution of humanity), no additional charge with Swiss Travel Pass. Just walk-in show STP and collect.....  more »
  • Reserve a good time to visit this important and inspiring museum. The exhibitions take time to walk through and you might be overwhelmed with the mass of information provided. It breaks ones hear to.....  more »
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  • Rightly explained for when, how, where and why RED CROSS was set up. One can see very innovative souvenirs or gifts done by prisoners across the globe inside the exhibition hall. Videos about people discussing and explaining the crisis and troubles gone through in their homeland and speech on Climate change are an eye opening. Library containing details of people who participated during world war was astonishing. The old records and radio voice messages are still maintained.
  • 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.
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