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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  • Must visit the Museum it is one of the amazing museum I have ever seen I will give up 1 Thumbs up to this please just love this place  more »
  • Nice little museum, downstairs from the actual Beyer Shop in town. Has an interesting range of clocks from different countries and eras. I'm not a watch/clock freak, but I did enjoy reading and...  more »
  • Cute museum full of different cuckoo clocks, all with their own story to tell. Our guide walked us through the museum and even played some of the very old clocks for us. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Do NOT miss this complete gem of a museum! It's small but packs in some many interesting items. Well worth the entrance fee.
  • This place was small but awesome. You'll see some crazy time pieces from history. Well worth the admission price.
  • It's in the basement of a very high end clock store. There is a sign outside. It's a small , but really amazing exhibition, you will be surprised by the clock in earlier days.
  • A cool museum tucked away in the basement of a the Beyer Watch store. It is very high end. The collection was very nice and spanned the history of time keeping and they gave me an iPad with English descriptions of the time pieces.
  • Small museum on the basement of a Beyer flagship store (it's basically one large room). This is a gem for anyone interested in the evolution of clocks and their mechanism. The staff is kind and helpful and can provide you with a tablet based interactive guide.

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