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Beyer Clock and Watch Museum

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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Formerly Beyer Museum of Time)
Phone Number: +41 43 344 63 63
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most prestigious...

The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most prestigious shopping district, situated in the very heart of the city, in the premises of the Beyer watch store. The exhibition comprises some 300 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms as well as from an art-history point of view. The museum is home to one of the most important horological collections in the world. It recounts the complete history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day.

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small but exquisite collection of ancient clocks

This little museum is located inside Beyer watch shop in centre of Zurich. it is conveniently located & has a small but precious collection of antique clocks. For admission fee of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum is located inside Beyer watch shop in centre of Zurich. it is conveniently located & has a small but precious collection of antique clocks. For admission fee of 8CHF< once can use an ipad which illustrates the background history of each clock & demonstrates its chimes & mechanisms. Gem of a museum in centre of Zurich

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Extremely interesting pieces. The signs are well written and tell for example about a skeleton clock which is a very simple clock made after the French revolution or a cannon clock that shoots every midday. All the clocks were functioning, even if they included for example a barometer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very small Museum - Starting with c1400BC - the Egyptian Water Clock right through c1950!! This museum was founded in 1971 when Theodor Beyer decided to open up his private collection to the Public. We used our ZurichCARD for free entrance, otherwise 8CHF. Trams (on Bahnhofstrasse) - are available to and from Train Station and Lake Zurich.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We saw watches many types. From ancient times, the first mechanical clocks,chamber clocks, table clocks, pocket watches,wristwatches, electronic watches,etc.It was an unforgetable experience.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

You have to check your handbag, and they charge you to do so. I feel before they sell you the ticket that should be divulged. I would not have bought the ticket. Tiny one room of clocks and watches. This is one venue you could pass on.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great place to go if you are into time, watches, clocks etc. the store it is in is worth going, also free as part of the Zurich Pass.

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You get an iPAD to use for info on each clock by number in your own language. Few clocks are running because the do not want them to wear out which is understandable. But it would be great if the info showed a movie of each clock running!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely museum in the heart of the shopping area, very small but enjoyable. You get to see the evolution of the watched and clocks through out the years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum is free if you have the Zurich card. It is located downstairs in the Beyer clock store. They have a very good collection of historical timepieces. It is a good way to learn more about clocks and watches.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This collection of antique clocks and watches is excellent You get an iPad that explains most of the items you are viewing There is a small charge for the museum

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