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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

One of the most creative and thought provoking museums in Europe, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum brings together sculpture, installation, photography and film to highlight the importance of human rights, the history of conflict in the 20th century and the humanitarian work the Red Cross has done in providing aid to combatants and civilians caught up in both war and natural disasters. Funded entirely by outside donors, the museum is appropriately situated on the hillside opposite the United Nations, within the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross. A significant stopover on a visit to Geneva, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum provides insight into the gross implications of war and the tragedy that surrounds but also the committed work of the volunteers and Red Cross representatives alike. All the exhibits have an English language option.

Address: 17 Avenue de la Paix

Website: www.micr.ch

Telephone: (0)22 748 9525

Transport: Bus 8 to Appia bus stop, direction OMS or Appia. 12 minute walk from Cornavin railway station

Opening times: Open daily except Tuesday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January

Admission: Free