Groupe scolaire lors d'une visite guidée dans une exposition

Museum visits

The Cultural Coordination team at the Musée Ariana puts together a range of services for schools, offering different ways for them to view the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

Depending on the students’ ages, themed visits focusing on the permanent collections are available upon request:

  • Animals (ages 4 to 8)
  • Earth and hand: the metamorphosis game (ages 10 to 11)
  • Great discoveries (ages 10 to 11)

These visits are free for students and teachers based in the Canton of Geneva.

Classroom visits

Since the pandemic, cultural coordinators have been making visits to schools in the Canton of Geneva that are located further away from the Musée Ariana.

These visits may focus on either the permanent collections or the temporary exhibitions.

Free (unguided) visits

Educational materials

Our educational materials are aimed at teachers who want to utilise the Musée Ariana’s collections as part of their teaching programme. The aim is to provide a general context around a specific theme as well as tools and avenues for reflection. A variety of activities are available, which can be adapted by teachers to suit their students’ ages.

Permanent Collections

Only in french:

European faience    Islamic ceramics  

East - West: the discovery of Chinese porcelain in Europe     Collectors in the past and present  

Swiss enamelled glass and pottery from the 17th to 19th century: Part 1   Part 2

Information and bookings

Each visit, whether guided or unguided, must be booked in advance via the Visitors Department.
Bookings: At least 15 days before the chosen date
Duration: 1-hour visit between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, at the museum


Partnerships with schools

In recent years, the museum has established a number of partnerships with educational institutions, including the DIP (Department for Public Education), colleges, secondary schools and vocational training centres.

If you have any suggestions or requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us