Getting to the International Red Cross Museum
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, at the heart of a humanitarian adventure
Located opposite the Palais des Nations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum presents the universal subject of humanitarian action.
You can easily get to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Discover all the information you need to prepare your visit in complete comfort.
The permanent exhibition, a unique experience
The Museum's permanent exhibition offers a unique experience of initiation to humanitarian action. It is organized into three thematic spaces designed by three renowned architects from different cultural backgrounds: Defending human dignity (Gringo Cardia, Brazil), Rebuilding the family bond (Diébédo Francis Kéré, Burkina Faso), Refusing fatality where prevention is addressed (Shigeru Ban, Japan).
They are coordinated by Atelier Oï (Switzerland), also a creator of common spaces. A visit to live and share with children who will be able to find many answers to their questions about humanitarian crises and wars.
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A bit of history
In 1963, the approach of the ICRC's centenary revived initiatives for the creation of a Red Cross museum in Geneva.
In 1981, the Foundation for the International Museum of the Red Cross, chaired by Philippe de Weck, was created. It opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1988 when it then took the name of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, under the presidency of Jean-Pierre Hocké.
In 2013, after 22 months of work, the museum reopened its doors with the new permanent exhibition “The Humanitarian Adventure”.
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What are the opening hours for visits to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum?
From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st
From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from November 1st to March 31st
Closed on Mondays, December 24, 25, and 31, and January 1.
What are the admission fees to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum?
Find out all the prices in CHF according to the exhibitions you want to see on the museum's website.
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