The International Museum of the Reformation is situated on the ground floor of the very impressive Maison Mallet. This is located beside Saint-Pierre Cathedral, on Rue du Cloître. Through various artefacts such as writings, primitive prints and artworks, this museum teaches the visitor about the cultural and religious reasons for the Reformation, and how Geneva played a key role in its advent. It also describes the cultural and religious changes that were brought about as a result. There are also much more modern exhibitions for all the family, such as educational movies, workshops and rooms where one can listen to music associated with this seminal event in history. Mobility impaired can easily get around the museum. It is open Tuesday to Sunday (December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 excluded) from 10am to 5pm.
In Parc des Bastions, you will find the University of Geneva liberal arts campus. Not only this, if you are a fan of chess you can have a game on one of the oversized chessboards. History buffs can admire the tall sculptures of venerated Calvinist figures. These men played an important role in Geneva‘s history. Located beside Place Neuve, this lush park also links Plaine de Plainpalais and the Old Town. Hence it is a great place to wander around while walking from one district to the other.