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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
Opening 1959

Musée d'horlogerie du Locle - Château des Monts
Musée d'horlogerie du Locle - Château des Monts
Salle Sandoz, Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Salle Sandoz, Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Montre de poche Jaquet Droz, Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Montre de poche Jaquet Droz, Musée d'horlogerie du Locle

Current exhibitions

SUR LES AILES DU TEMPS. INSECT O'CLOCK.

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Pendant plus de six mois, un bestiaire inédit va prendre ses quartiers au Château. Coléoptères et autres arthropodes forment un cabinet de curiosités qui mêle l’horlogerie et l’entomologie. Le musée fait la part belle aux deux mondes a priori très éloignés, mais qui ont pour dénominateur commun cet univers intérieur aussi complexe que somptueux. Une exposition singulière en tous points imaginée par Joanne Besse, qui nous amène à nous questionner sur la nature et l’environnement en mutation.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: F
SUR LES AILES DU TEMPS. INSECT O'CLOCK.
  • Technology
    Technology
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Route des Monts 65
2400 Le Locle

Location/directions

By 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.

Open

May 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.

Admission

Individuals : 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.-

Contact

Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Château des Monts
Route des Monts 65
2400 Le Locle
032 933 89 80 Telephone (musée)
mhl@ne.ch
http://www.mhl-monts.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport