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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  • I absolutely loved this collection of timepieces! (I was surprised at how fascinating it was!) The iPad was a great resource and gave lots of interesting information. There were so many interesting... 
    I absolutely loved this collection of timepieces! (I was surprised at how fascinating it was!) The iPad was a great resource and gave lots of interesting information. There were so many interesting...  more »
  • Lovely watches for when we finally found the place. Friendly staff as well. But it’s perhaps more a collection than a museum? I mean the watches/timepieces had a wide range, but there was little....  more
    Lovely watches for when we finally found the place. Friendly staff as well. But it’s perhaps more a collection than a museum? I mean the watches/timepieces had a wide range, but there was little....  more »
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  • A small museum dedicated to the history of telling of time. As I don't speak German I was given an iPad which was very easy to use explaining in English each exhibit. It covered ancient Egyptian methods to latest digital. Worth a visit.
  • Beyer Watch and Clock Museum is located on Zurich Bahnhof Strasse. It is very small but there are some interesting pieces like Sir Edmond Hillary 's Rolex Explorer, a vintage Rolex Daytona and some very old clocks. There is a very small entrence fee. I would advice a visit to the museum, about 30 to 60 minutes followed by a coffee session at the adjacent Sprungli.

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