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Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva

(4.2/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Discover over five centuries of watchmaking history at Patek Philippe Museum, which houses a large collection of fine timepieces and related mechanisms created from the 16th century up to the present day. Founded by one of Switzerland's leading watch manufacturers, the museum devotes a great deal of attention to the brand's own luxury products, with a special focus on modern precision pieces and lavish 19th-century pocket watches. The antique collection looks beyond the brand's best products and traces the evolution of timekeeping with displays of the finest examples of Swiss-made watches, musical automata, and portrait miniatures painted on enamel. Check the website for public and private guided tours. Plan to see Patek Philippe Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Geneva vacation builder.
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  • I'm not on display but I fell in love with the floor of collectibles. Don't miss, it's a staple of Geneva.
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  • Incredibly fascinating exhibition. As usual, so the recommended guide to get out as much as possible.
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  • If you like watches, the delicate work of silversmiths and history, this museum is for you. Children recommended for 8 years.
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  • If you're a watch lover, not only is Geneva the place to be, but this museum is amazing! The have several floors going through the history and the evolution of their watches. I really enjoyed it. It really makes you appreciate the work that goes into a mechanical watch. I also really loved seeing the elaborate watch designs as well. I was able to catch the museum on this weekend where all the museums were free, so that was a bonus! It was in May.
  • Lovely and costly collection. Well worth the additional cost to join the group tour, English is Saturdays at 2:30pm and lasts over an hour.
  • Lots and lots of intricate pocket watches but very little about their mechanisms or the manufacture. More like a jewellery museum with lots of shiny objects than a watchmaking museum. Disappointing.
  • Great collection, too expensive to get in there, not mentioning the locker costs additional CHF5.
  • Amazing collection. I consider it an obligatory parade when visiting Geneve.