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Musée international d'horlogerie «L'homme et le temps»

The Musée international d’horlogerie preserves and exhibits a rich collection dedicated to horology, from its origins to this day. Clocks and watches are presented in an exceptional architectural and museographic setting.
The exploration of horology, a field which has brought renown to Switzerland and, more particularly to the area of the Montagnes neuchâteloises, makes it possible to discover numerous treasures born from the ingenuity of man. The search for accuracy has been combined with artistic perfection, as can be seen from the items exhibited.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1974

Horloge Delvart. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, J. Hoffman
Horloge Delvart. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, J. Hoffman
Grand Magicien. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, J. Hoffman
Grand Magicien. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, J. Hoffman
Établi graveur. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, A. Henchoz
Établi graveur. © Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, A. Henchoz

Current exhibitions

Man and Time

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In exceptional surroundings you can admire the most outstanding pièces, while retracing the history of time measurement from the beginning until modern days.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Man and Time

To the nearest femtosecond!

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Immerse yourself in a world of extreme accuracy
A femtosecond, or 0.000000000000001 of a second, corresponds to the imprecision in the ticking of a modern atomic clock. This degree of accuracy is crucial to the organisation of human society: geolocation, navigation, transport and telecommunications systems can only perform so well thanks to the extreme accuracy of the clocks that govern them.
Children's guides are available for families visiting the exhibition.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
To the nearest femtosecond!
  • Technology
    Technology
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Rue des Musées 29
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

Location/directions

29, rue des Musées. À 5 minutes à pied de la Gare CFF. En voiture: suivre les panneaux indicateurs placés aux entrées de la ville

Open

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Musée international d'horlogerie «L'homme et le temps»
Rue des Musées 29 Case postale 972
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
032 967 68 61 Telephone (musée)
032 722 07 61 Fax (musée)
mih@ne.ch
http://www.mih.ch
  • Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
    Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
  • 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
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport