Swiss Bricks

Nestled in the elegant gardens of the Domaine de Penthes, the Musée des Suisses dans le Monde is about to unveil a brilliant new exhibition, one we can’t wait to get our hands on (quite literally!).

If you thought that LEGO ® and history were an unlikely combination, think again because the Musée des Suisses upcoming exhibition, “Histoire en Briques“, will be doing just that.

From the 1st of November 2015 until the 14th of February 2016, Histoire en Briques will be bringing Swiss history to life by reconstructing some of its most iconic moments with LEGO ® bricks and characters.

© 2015 Fondation pour l’histoire des Suisses dans le Monde

© 2015 Fondation pour l’histoire des Suisses dans le Monde

 

From Guillaume Tell to the French emperor Napoleon crossing the Alps, through to the Genevan Wyss-Dunant team climbing Mount Everest and Joséphine de Beauharnais strolling through the gardens of the château de Penthes alongside Queen Hortense, all major events in Swiss history will be documented in a fun, entertaining way.

But best of all, “Histoire en Briques” will provide fun and interactive activities for kids, including treasure hunts, LEGO ® workshops and even birthday parties.

LATEST UPDATE!

We visited the exhibition last week and we have some great snaps to share! The children really enjoyed it and the “Atelier Factory” play room is a fantastic space for them to experiment and build to their heart’s content.

Out top tip is to visit “Histoire en Briques” on the first Sunday of the month, when entry to every museum in Geneva is free of charge.

The kids workshops linked to the exhibition take place on selected Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm and are suitable for ages 4 to 12. Workshops are in French and free of charge but an entrance ticket to the exhibition must be purchased — it’s best to book your places in advance at secretariat@penthes.ch or by phone at 022 734 90 21.

Kids workshops in November 2015: Wed. 18th. Kids workshops in December 2015: Wed. 2nd and Wed. 16th. Kids workshops in January 2016: Wed. 13th and 27th. Kids workshops in February 2016: Wed. 13th.

Histoire en brique. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Histoire en brique. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

William Tell! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

William Tell! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Climbing Mount Everest. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Climbing Mount Everest. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The atelier factory play room! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

The Atelier Factory play room! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

LEGO® Atelier Factory. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

LEGO® Atelier Factory. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

Histoire en Briques

From the 1st of November 2015 until the 14th of February 2016

Musée des Suisses dans le Monde

18, chemin de l’Impératrice

1292 Pregny (GE)

Tel: +41 (0)22 734 90 21

 

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Closed on Mondays

 

Ticket Prices:

10CHF for adults; 6CHF for children under 16.

 

How to get there:

From the Genève Cornavin train station:
bus TPG V – dir. La Becassière- ou Z – direc. Bois-Chatton (en face de la Poste centrale, sortie Nord de la gare) arrêt Penthes
tram 15 – direc. Nations – arrêt Nations, puis bus TPG V – dir. La Becassière- ou Z – direc. Bois-Chatton arrêt Penthes.

From Geneva airpot:
Bus TPG 28 -dir.  Jardin Botanique – arrêt Appia, puis bus TPG V – dir. La Becassière- ou Z – direc. Bois-Chatton arrêt Penthes.

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