Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Why not visit the lavish residence of a master watchmaker from the 18th century? Beautifully situated in a green environment, the Watch Museum of Le Locle – Château des Monts presents extraordinarily rich collections: automata and time-pieces from the Maurice Sandoz donation, Neuchâtel and grandfather clocks, clocks and mechanisms which show the technical progress and creativity of their designers. As well as 3D films, two theme exhibitions, ”The Times of Time” and ”the Times of the Watch”, will surprise you by their inventive presentations linking time to dreams, history to craftsmanship. In addition, the museum's audio guide offers a self-guided tour of our collections.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
SUR LES AILES DU TEMPS. INSECT O'CLOCK.-
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: F
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumRoute des Monts 65
2400 Le Locle
Location/directionsBy Bus: Bus no 341 – Start at Le Locle gare/centre ville. Bus stop « Monts » : www.transn.ch Sundays and holydays : MobiCité, bus on call. Free call : 0800 11 2400. By Postal Bus: start at Le Locle gare/centre ville. www.carpostal.ch. On Foot: From the train station: approximately 20 minutes, road gradient of 100 m. Exit by track # 2 and climb the stairs. Follow the directions for « pedestrian path » / « Château des Monts ». A paved walkway through the forest will bring you to the top of the hill. Continue to the right.
OpenMay to october : tuesday through sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
November to april : tuesday through sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Open on public holidays, including holidays Mondays.
Annual closure on December 25th and January 1st.
For groups, visits are also possible outside the schedule, on request.
AdmissionIndividuals : Adults : CHF 10.- / Seniors-AI : CHF 8.- / Students : CHF 5.- / Children (ages 10 to 16) : CHF 5.- / Children (under the age of 10) : free / Familiy rate (Parents and children) : CHF 22.-
Groups (min. 10 pers) : CHF 9.- / Seniors-AI : CHF 7.- / Students : CHF 4.- / Children (ages 10 to 16) : CHF 4.- / Children (under the age of 10) : free
Audioguide : CHF 3.-
Guided visits (reservation required / Max. of 20 pers/guide) : CHF 80.-
ContactMusée d'horlogerie du Locle
Château des Monts
Route des Monts 65
2400 Le Locle
032 933 89 80 Telephone (musée)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly