Private tours

Made to order: visit MCBA exhibitions with a knowledgeable museum guide

Private tours of MCBA exhibitions can be adapted to the interests and needs of each organizer or type of group. A museum guide accompanies participants as they tour the show and discover its contents, while offering keys to understanding what is on display, ways to interpret it, and multiple opportunities to exchange points of view.

Protection measures

Face masks are compulsory within the museum. Available at the desk (CHF 1.-). Guided tours and events are limited to 25 participants. An audio device is available.

Protection measures (in French)

The exhibitions

  • Max. 25 persons/group
  • Around 60 min.
  • Admission: 210.- FCH (1-5 p.) / 310.- FCH (6-10 p.) / 410.- FCH (11-15 p.). Exhibition The Collection: CHF 15.- (1-25 p.)
  • Private guided tours can also be followed by a cocktail, meal, informal discussion, presentations, etc.
  • Tours in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, upon request
  • Accessible to the hearing-impaired thanks to Comfort Audio, the audio induction loop system (by request). The MCBA reception desk is also equipped with an induction loop (for more info click here). Folding chairs are also available for persons prone to tire quickly.

Bookings must be placed at least 14 days prior to the visit.
Online reservations: various options are offered but, if need be, other arrangements can be worked out by email.
To organize a cocktail, a tour in English or other languages, or any other request outside of the guided tour alone, a reservation by email is necessary.


Book a private tour: “Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes”

Book a private tour: “The Collection”


In collaboration with the association Ville en tête: get all the insight you seek about the builing (architects: Barozzi Veiga) and PLATEFORME 10.

  • Max. 25 persons/group
  • Around 60 min.
  • Admission: 240.-/ group
  • Tours in English, German, Italian or French upon request

Book a private tour: “Architecture”

Renting space at MCBA

Cultural events, receptions, special seminars held within the museum – MCBA can offer both a unique audience and outstanding spaces for rental.

MCBA makes available to private individuals, companies, and associations three key museum spaces that offer numerous possibilities for holding an event, combined or not with a private guided tour (see above for details).


This multifunctional venue makes it possible to organize a broad range of cultural events, whether shows, concerts, lectures, talks or seminars, banquets or dinner-shows.

(seating capacity: 260)

The Central Hall

The MCBA’s main reception area welcomes museum visitors to an exceptional setting for spending a convivial moment together. This monumental architectural space features a work of art by the internationally renowned artist Giuseppe Penone, along with a spectacular terrace with a striking view of train tracks and beautiful Lake Geneva beyond.

(capacity: 150)

Education Studio

At the heart of the museum stands the Education Studio, the MCBA studio for the general public. Designed to host the museum’s many cultural outreach activities during opening hours, the Studio is an ideal venue for groups of 5 to 25 people, to hold a seminar or run a workshop.

Possibilities and conditions

A downloadable (pdf) presentation brochure (pdf) is available (in FR)