Check it Out – The International Museum of the Reformation!



This is the 3rd installment in our Geneva museum series. For previous posts on the MAMCO and Natural History Museum, click here and here.

The International Museum of the Reformation (MIR), housed in the beautiful Maison Mallet, is located in the Cour Saint-Pierre in Geneva’s Vieille Ville. Immediately in front of the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the museum’s location marks the place where, in 1536, Geneva voted to adopt Protestant reforms.

As you explore the MIR’s 14 rooms, discover more than 600 objects, books, manuscripts and more that chronicle the Reformation’s beginnings in 1517 throughout the 16th century and beyond. This period shattered Catholic Europe, and represents a period of upheaval that reshaped Europe into the modern structure/belief systems we recognize today.

Geneva was a haven for Reformation leaders, and the founding city of austere Calvinism (led by Jean Calvin (immortalized just down the hill in Parc des Bastions with other Reformers).

It can’t be overstated how much the Protestant Reformation redistributed religious and political power across Europe, so it’s worth a few hours of your time to explore this gem of a museum.

Interested in a guided tour? The AIWC organizes tours of various museums throughout the year, and will be visiting the MIR on Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 – 11:15. For more details on joining the AIWC and participating in its events/activities, click here.

MIR Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed Mondays)

Entry Fees:

Plein tarifCHF 13.00
Tarif réduit (AVS/AI/chômeurs)CHF 8.00
Etudiants, apprentis (17-25 ans)CHF 8.00
Jeunes (7-16 ans)CHF 6.00
Enfant (0-6 ans)gratuit
Groupes (dès 15 personnes, par personne)CHF 8.00

Musée international de la Réforme (MIR)
Rue du Cloître 4
CH-1204 Genève
+41 22 310 24 31

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