Museum of Swiss abroad

Museum of the Swiss Abroad

The museum at Penthes collects and shows historical objects linked to the history of the Swiss abroad from the 15th century to the present.

Its collection comprises original documents (military patents and letters of dismissal, contracts, correspondence, journals, newspapers, maps, photographs, stamps, travelogues etc.), historical and recent books, engravings, portraits and views, scul­ptures, arms, uniforms and flags, medals and decorations, furniture, personal be­longings etc. – objects all which form part of the Swiss and international heritage.

Opening hours

Every day except Monday from 10 am to 12 am and from 1 pm to 5 pm (museum)

on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm


+41 22 734 90 21 (museum)
+41 22 734 48 65 (restaurant)


18 chemin de l'Impératrice
1292 Pregny-Chambésy

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On presentation of the transport card emitted by Geneva hostel, you can enjoy a free entry-ticket.

The Geneva Hostel is located in a quiet area, surrounded by 5 stars hotels, very close to the lake and to the international organizations.

Contact Info


Rue Rothschild 28-30

1202 Genève - Suisse

Tel : +41 22 732 62 60

mail genevahostel



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