Activities all year long!

The MIR (International Museum of the Reformation) organizes activities in French for visitors of all ages. Guided tours in English can also be organized through an advanced reservation.

MIR on display (in English and in French)

Every last Sunday of the month, a guide will take you around the Museum’s permanent exhibition. During the months of July and August the tour starts at 2 pm in English. In one hour, you can go over the history of the Reformation from 1536 to the present day and discover the movement initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and many others. 

Historical highlights (in French)

Through engaging lectures, specialists offer to shed light on a given topic, in connection to the permanent or temporary exhibitions of the Museum, in a thorough, scientific, yet enjoyable way.

My Museum of the Reformation (in French: « Mon Musée de la Réforme »)

We invite a prominent personality to give his/her personal vision of the MIR (International Museum of the Reformation). The evening lecture covers an object from the museum collection or a theme directly linked to the Reformation.

Mini-MIR (in French « Les minis MIR »)

With our Formidable 5 booklet discover in a fun and interactive way MIR’s five superhero-Reformers and travel through 16th century Geneva. For our younger visitors and families !

The Escalade at MIR (in French)

The Escalade, (from “escalade”, the act of scaling defensive walls), is an annual festival held every December in Geneva, to celebrate the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11–12 December 1602. The celebrations are usually held on 12 December or the closest weekend. The historical procession on Sunday features around 800 people dressed up in historical costumes and riding horses. This parade attracts tens of thousands of spectators every year.

Come enjoy the Escalade at MIR ! Plunged in the dark, discover the Museum in the beam of a flashlight… The spirit of Theodore Beza, one of the Reformation’s greatest leaders, is out there! 

Summer Vacation Pass (in French)

Every summer, we offer activities for younger visitors.

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Geneva Museum Night & International Museum Day

In May, MIR takes part in the annual and festive Saturday’s Museum Night in Geneva where, for 10 CHF, you have access to over 30 different museums and institutions in Geneva. What makes this event so special is that the museum stays open well into the nightly hours. It’s an original and fun way to visit the museum, with a very special atmosphere. We have many different activities such as workshops, special exhibitions with amazing objects exceptionally displayed for this occasion. The following day, on Sunday, MIR opens its doors for International Museum Day. Come enjoy a free visit!

In the footsteps of the Reformation

Take our 10-stage tour route and discover emblematic places in Geneva’s historical center. This short walking tour will guide you through cathedrals, churches, squares and monuments of capital importance for the Reformation.

In the footsteps of Reformation - PDF

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