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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Geneva) – Switzerland +++++

A secret place in Geneva/Switzerland viseted by the Swiss highwheel specialists Jürg Zaugg and Anders Thorell early January 2019. These highwheels and boneshakers have been sitting there untouched since the late 1930s. Exciting discovery !
Many thanks to the curator of the "Musée d'Art et d'Histoire" of Geneva who was able to open the Museum's reserves. A new highly secured facility has just been constructed where all the Geneva public museums will centralise their reserves.The bikes are therefore now stored in a less romantic place than what you saw on the previous post but with a better climate control.The museum has a total of seven vintage bikes, none of which have ever been shown to the public since they were donated to the museum between 1934 and 1949. The museum's intention is to start showing one or two from next year on.

Photos were taken by Anders Thorell 2019

Contact: http://institutions.ville-geneve.ch/fr/mah/

234 - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Geneva
234 - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Geneva
234 - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Geneva

album: 234 - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Geneva

HEKU Velo Museum – Simmental, Switzerland +++++

This is a small private bicycle museum with a lot of local bicycles and the big collection Swiss army bicycles and some very interesting small pars of bicycles which were important for the development of bicycles.

Contakt:  phone  033/773 60 73 (Heinz Kunz)

132 – HEKU Velo Museum Simmental
132 – HEKU Velo Museum Simmental
132 – HEKU Velo Museum Simmental

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Nationales VELO-MUSEUM Helvetia, Brügg b./Biel – Switzerland +++++

Although the museum has a rather grandiose name, it does not appear to have any kind of government support and seems to be “national” in the sense it is probably the only museum of its kind in the country. Entering the museum brings you to the remarkable world of Herr Edy Arnold, who was present in the former bar of the hotel where you can still have light snacks. In addition to his impressive collection of more than 300 bicycles, he is renowned as a racer on highwheel bikes and there are many photographs, posters and newspaper clippings of his exploits on display.

Contact: http://www.velo-museum.ch/index.html

94/A - Nationales VELO-MUSEUM Helvetia
94/A - Nationales VELO-MUSEUM Helvetia
94/A - Nationales VELO-MUSEUM Helvetia

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Velos Motos Franz Heini, Wolhusen - Switzerland +++++

This is a private bicycle museum with a complete cross-section of the development of bicycles. Some pictures was taken in Mr. P. Schwegle´s  YAMAHA shop in 2012.

Contact:   http://www.wampit.eu/Franz-Heini-Velos-Motos-1996298.html

70 Velos Motos Heini - Switzerland
70 Velos Motos Heini - Switzerland
70 Velos Motos Heini - Switzerland

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Pantheon Basel - Switzerland +++++

Pantheon Basel - The continual exposition

A very atypical modern building is for antik cars, motorcycles and bicycles was built in Basel. The museum is including workshops for restauration, lecture rooms and restaurant.

Contact: http://www.pantheonbasel.ch/

35. Pantheon Basel - Switzerland
35. Pantheon Basel - Switzerland
35. Pantheon Basel - Switzerland

album: 38/A. Pantheon Basel - Switzerland

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