Schweizer Kindermuseum

Northwestern Switzerland

Occupying 20 rooms of a former mansion, this hands-on museum with a focus on educating kids about genealogy and generations past is a fun, free-for-all for inquisitive young minds. Although it's better suited to preteens, anyone with an imagination and a sense of play (including mum and dad) can enjoy a visit here.

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