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International Museum of Watches

rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
+41 32 967 68 66
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One of the best museums I have ever seen

This museum is one of the most professional, interesting and Well Done museums I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Amazing place

A must do if you are in Switzerland - hundreds of time pieces on display with explanation about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Subashini S
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rue des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds 2300, Switzerland
+41 32 967 68 66
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is one of the most professional, interesting and Well Done museums I have ever seen. From showing how watches work to showing all types of old and new watch models it really has it all. The accompanying recording device helps to understand many...More

Thank MikionVacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do if you are in Switzerland - hundreds of time pieces on display with explanation about the mechanics. Very interesting and mind blowing seeing all the ancient clocks - and they all seem to be still working!! You must get the audio guide...More

Thank Subashini S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Amazing display of time pieces. Properly called something like Le Musee International d'Horlogerie.Take your time strolling through and note the history. The emphasis here is not so much on the watches themselves but, rather, on the science that spawned them. As you meander the case...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

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, though.

Thank Olivier-de-Bayonne
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 watches (though they are well represented). There are some fantastic clocks and...More

1  Thank 61annie9
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank DimT1981
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had an one hour inside the museum You can easily spent 3 hours inside there, so many watches to look at, so many antique Tour guide was funny and smart and interesting Truly enjoy the place

Thank ridliow
Reviewed 1 November 2016

this museum is perfectly located within 5 minutes from city center, in the middle of park which host in total 3 museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds. The collection is precious and perfectly enhanced by its presentation.

1  Thank Fabrice D
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended for private or business visit. Step by step guide through the history of timekeeping. The clocks and watches are beautifully presented. Having a guide is a bonus who will also show you some interesting church clocks in "action". The timepieces one can see...More

2  Thank jackievet
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This museum has an absolutely fantastic collection of clocks and watches and it retraces the history of clocks, especially in the Jura region. The visit was supposed to last about 2 hours but we spent over 3 hours, as there is so much to see!

1  Thank Evelyn F
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13 August 2016|
Response from alanhandley | Reviewed this property |
Manufactured in La Chaux de Fonds, Jurra region, Western Switzerland. Sub brand of Lesquereux & sons up to 1928. Some movements were later stamped Peseux & converted to wristwatches. Yours along with thousand others were... More