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Uhrenmuseum Beyer

This unique museum, which originated from the private collection of Theodor Beyer (1926–2002), houses 260 rare and precious timepieces of all kinds dating from 1400 BC to the present day: non-mechanical elementary timekeepers such as water clocks, sundials, hourglasses and oil-lamp clocks, a very early mechanical tower clock (1522) from Switzerland, Gothic iron chamber clocks, magnificent Renaissance clocks, Swiss clocks with wooden gears and sundry curiosities. Exhibits include numerous precious 18th and 19th century watches: pocket watches with exquisite enamel artwork and a considerable number of watches by famous watchmakers such as Abraham Louis Breguet (1747–1823), the ingenious watchmaker from Neuenburg. Marine chronometers and navigational instruments complete one of Switzerland’s most important collections of watches and clocks.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
iPads privide visitors with information about most of the clocks and watches on display in six different languages: German, English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and French.
Opening 1971

Automaton table clock
Automaton table clock "Griffin", c1650, Augsburg
Pocket chronometer, 1809, Paris, A.-L. Breguet
Pocket chronometer, 1809, Paris, A.-L. Breguet
Large tower clock, 1522, Hans Luter(er), ZH
Large tower clock, 1522, Hans Luter(er), ZH
  • Technology
    Technology
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zürich

Location/directions

Zugang über: Ladengeschäft Beyer Uhren & Juwelen, Bahnhofstrasse 31, Soussol

Open

Mo-Fr 14-18
Führungen nach Vereinbarung
Vom 15. Februar bis 2. August ist das Museum wegen eines Umbaus geschlossen

Admission

Regulär: CHF 10.-
Reduziert (AHV, IV, Erwerbslose): CHF 7.-
Schülerinnen und Schüler / Studierende: CHF 5.-
Kinder unter 12 Jahren in Begleitung Erwachsener: Eintritt frei
Gruppen / Schulklassen: Spezialkonditionen

Contact

Uhrenmuseum Beyer
Bahnhofstrasse 31
8001 Zürich
043 344 63 63 Telephone (Zentrale)
043 344 63 16 Telephone (Empfang Museum )
043 344 63 64 Fax
museum@beyer-ch.com
http://www.beyer-uhrenmuseum.com
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport