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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  • Remarkable is this museum, very rich in material. But not only watches: It starts from a system of measurement of the water time devised by the ancient Egyptians to calculate the shifts of work of the slaves, with other systems of measurement of the time with candle, meridians to continue with an incredible quantity and variety of Watches, often true works of art. Not to be missed!
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  • What a lovely and interesting museum. The fee is well worth it for the visit to this unusual place. You ride down in the secure elevator into the museum room. It is essentially a vault. The collection...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It was one experience that I won't forget. The story of chronometry! Fabulous! They also have magazines so you can read more (you will need a lot of time). The exhibits are very interesting and unique!
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