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Beyer Clock and Watch Museum

Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 63 63
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Hidden away among the glamorous stores

Hidden in the basement of one of Zurich's fine and expensive watch shops is an interesting little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Interesting history of time

This was free with our ZurichCard, so we stopped by. It is in the basement of a nice watch store... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marietta, Georgia
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The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most prestigious shopping district, situated in the very heart of the city, in the premises of the Beyer watch store. The exhibition comprises some 300 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms as well as from an art-history point of view. The museum is home to one of the most important horological collections in the world. It recounts the complete history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day.
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Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 63 63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in the basement of one of Zurich's fine and expensive watch shops is an interesting little museum that welcomes the average tourist (as we were). The collection of watches and clocks is intriguing, especially the items with specific histories. It's not nearly as large...More

Thank anicesurpriiiiise
Claudia W, Marketing at Beyer Clock and Watch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your kind answer. Please note our museum is free of charge with the Zurich card but unfortunately not covered by the swiss pass. We are very sorry, that you had to pay the entrance fee.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was free with our ZurichCard, so we stopped by. It is in the basement of a nice watch store, and traces the history of timekeeping from the early days. They provided a free iPad that gave an English translation of everything. It also allowed...More

Thank GeorgeDunaway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not many would visit a watch musuem that too assoicated with a watch showroom. they have good collection of old traditional clocks and tells you the story about the evolution of the industry through the years.. interesting to watch but slightly on a higher cost

Thank Pramanan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing collection of time piece presented through history. They lend you an IPad loaded with all the details about the pieces on display and should you have any questions, the docent is a font of knowledge.

Thank jrzygrl1954
Reviewed 12 May 2017

As Switzerland is the birth place of quality time pieces , this Museum will be enjoyed by both the younger and older folk . Once again within walking distance to the down town areas .

1  Thank brianross596
Reviewed 10 May 2017

iPads provided for interactive multimedia guide to museum in several languages. Many unusual and interesting timepieces and mechanisms.

Thank David H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Not too many, but adequate for a watch museum. Unlike other watch brand's museums, Beyer shows history in an objective manner.

Thank thisisball9912
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A tiny little space with a number of exotic clocks, watches, and curiosities. I thought it was worth 30 minutes but some others in my group wanted to spend 2 hrs there.

Thank WestwoodTrekker
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Let's begin with the best- the lady in charge of the expo. Incredibly urbane, knowledgeable... and overall nice. She presides over dozens of breathtaking little pieces of beauty and ingenuity, which you just have to see if you like beauty, or admire the mind of...More

Thank A A
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the Bayer Clock museum on a bleak day in February 2017 and found it to be surprising good. The museum is small but it is only €8. It has some interesting pieces but the star attraction is the curator whose enthusiasm for the...More

2  Thank Simon M
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