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Beyer Clock and Watch Museum

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Small, but interesting

I enjoyed the visit to this small but interesting museum of timepieces. As expected there is much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sharkhunter2010
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Interesting

lots of interesting clocks and they gave us an iPad that we could put the item code in and learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
astraAustin_TX
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Austin, TX
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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...more
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Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed the visit to this small but interesting museum of timepieces. As expected there is much to Swiss history of clocks and watches, but there are Asian pieces of particular interest. If you don't read German the by all means use the provided iPad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rarely write negative reviews but unfortunately this place stood out. This review is for the staff and not for the actual museum. We did not go through the museum as we did not have cash with us and they do not take credit cards....More

Thank Russ_Sharon
Claudia W, Marketing-Online Manager at Beyer Clock and Watch Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Russ and Sharon Thank you for your comments. We are extremely sorry that you did not feel at ease in our shop or get to visit our museum. It is correct that the museum only accepts cash payment; we will ensure that this is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of interesting clocks and they gave us an iPad that we could put the item code in and learn more about the different items

Thank astraAustin_TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beyer Clock and Watch Museum houses a carefully curated collection of (mainly) European timepieces dating from the pre-Renaissance to the present. The collection is housed in the lower level of the Beyer Watch and Jewelry shop on the Bahnhofstrasse, where (if you have the money)...More

Thank PaloAltoDon
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Who knew the history of clocks could be so interesting? I loved seeing the old pocket watch that had to be attached to a master clock to be synchronized every night. Very neat. The staff here is very knowledgeable and super friendly! Fun visit!

Thank Namita C
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

A small but very interesting museum. It is easy to get information when they are using an iPad as a guide. The guide himself was very helpful and could describe details about the clocks with big enthusiasm. You only need about one hour but it's...More

Thank Anders1957
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This rather small museum is located in the basement level of a large and very elegant watch shop on the high end shopping street of Zurich. After being ushered past the expensive looking customers and salespeople down to the gallery rooms you might be surprised...More

1  Thank ArtAndFood
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

A small but very interesting private clock museum right in the middle of Zurich. This is someone’s personal collection and the display of time pieces covers ancient Egypt to modern times. I would recommend a visit for anyone of any age. There are some very...More

1  Thank Fearless572749
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum to follow the progress of instruments to measure time through time. Clocks and watches. Really nice. Rena greets you at the museum and explains how to navigate it using a state of the art iPad. Simply marvelous!

Thank Andres S
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Just enough room to swing a cat or two. Situated in a well lit basement. Packed full of really interesting current and historical time pieces. Suitable for all ages. Knowledgeable staff on site. Well worth an hour or so visit if your in the area.

Thank Keith H
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