Musée international d'horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds

4.6
#1 of 12 in Museums in Canton of Neuchatel
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The comprehensive collection of time-keeping instruments at Musée international d'horlogerie provides insight into the history of the watch-making industry. With its big compendium of watches and clocks, the museum provides an ideal starting point for a Swiss watch-inspired itinerary. Major highlights of the collection include devices by master clockmakers Abraham-Louis Breguet and Julien Le Roy, an early example of a weight-driven marine chronometer, a big selection of antique movements taken from tower clocks, and a monumental fresco painted by artist Hans Erni for the Brussels World's Fair of 1958. Use the museum's online contact form to request a guided tour of the collection. Put Musée international d'horlogerie on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our La Chaux-de-Fonds trip builder.
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4.5
  • Perfectly located in the center of town near the train station. They have a large number of clocks and watches with good explanations overall. I could not figure out the exact logic of the layout, tho...  more »
  • Simply superb museum and display and extremely under-rated in my opinion. Well worth a day trip visit simply to see the hundreds of timepieces on display. Don't be deceived- it's not just about watche...  more »
  • Very nice museum, definately worth the visit. There is a very big exhibition of watches and clocks and it presents the history of making watches.  more »
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  • Great Museum, especially for fans of horology. Plenty of interesting artefacts on display with deep history. Building is a bit drab but doesn't distract too much. The ticket also gets you entry to two other museums which is a nice bonus
  • Interesting exhibition, many beautiful pocket watches.
  • lovely and very interesting museum about history of watches, a must see and visit for all watch enthusiasts and collectors
  • Awesome exhibits!
  • Wonderful museum.

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