Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, Zurich

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Hidden within the Beyer retail store, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich features an impressive collection of watches, clocks, and other objects related to timekeeping. A leading private museum in the field of horology, the museum houses remarkable pieces that have played significant roles in the history of watchmaking, such as an early marine chronometer by Ferdinant Berthoud, a pocket watch with astronomical indications by Auch, and a rare reproduction of the planetarium by De Dondi. Over a dozen delicate and rarely operated automata find their home in the museum, where film clips display them in full motion for visitors. Peruse the walls of the museum, adorned with unique clocks from many different points in history. Using our international travel planner, Zurich attractions like Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located on the lower level of the Beyer watch store. $10 fee. We were provided an iPad in English that explained all of the items on display and included photos and occasionally a video showing the... 
    Located on the lower level of the Beyer watch store. $10 fee. We were provided an iPad in English that explained all of the items on display and included photos and occasionally a video showing the...  more »
  • Very nice but small clock museum with unusual time pieces and great technology as you receive an Ipad to read about each exhibit. I wish they had a much better gift shop. Worth a visit. 
    Very nice but small clock museum with unusual time pieces and great technology as you receive an Ipad to read about each exhibit. I wish they had a much better gift shop. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • Definitely worth checking out. Tucked in under a watch store, this museum captures the essence of timekeeping across the ages. From the very first “water clocks”, passing through elaborate beautifully designed watches, all the way to modern watches, the collection is very rich. Some of the pieces are a marvel to look at, with elaborate moving pieces (eg a dragon that moves its wings every hour). My only comment is that the provided iPad, while helpful to read non-German translations, makes the tour take longer as you have to find the right description for every piece. Adding a printed English description would be really helpful.
  • Wonderful museum! Three hours looking at a beautiful watch

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