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Beyer Museum of Time

Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+ 41 43 344 63 63
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Ranked #23 of 78 attractions in Zurich
Type: Specialty Museums, Specialty Shops
Description: This well-known store specializes in glitzy watches and jewelry.
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leeds
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Mr Lohner is an excellent guide and host, bringing to life the collection. It now costs 9CHF - a tad on the expensive side for what it is. Any questions you have about the Swiss watch industry can be answered by Mr Lohner

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is an excellent collection for time pieces, and some are as old as 700 years. You can spend an hour to see the history of measuring time and learn some info about watches and see human effort to measure time since old time.

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Sydney
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28 reviews 28 reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

As others have said, thus is well worthwhile spending a spare hour in. The guide is entertaining and very knowledgeable and of course an enthusiast of timepieces. Not the place for small children and watch the opening hours.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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260 reviews 260 reviews
88 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a small, but interesting exhibit for watch enthusiasts and the general public. This exhibit is located on Bahnhofstrasse one block from Paradeplatz and in the basement of the Beyer watches shop. Open Monday-Friday form 14.00-18.00 and there is a CHF8 entry fee. Enter the main store and pay the fee with a staffer and they will direct you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

What a quaint little museum of time. The staff were extremely helpful and the information was delightful. We took our two children there aged 9 and 11 and they loved the pendulum clocks, the pocket watches and learning how time has been told through the ages. Lovely and worth a quick visit.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

If you're interested in a brief history of timepieces and want to spend an hour immersed in same then this place is a must. All annotations are only in German but the staff are happy to enlighten you as required.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The written information is in German, but you can easily get a guide. The watches are very beautiful, but I wish there was more info on how they worked, as well as the industry in general.

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Sarajevo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Small (for the tour is enough 1 to 1.5 hours) but impressive museum. Guide is full of beautiful, interesting and instructive stories, you can learn from him about every exposed clock

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Sorrento, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

This would be improved by only by having English explanations for each timepiece. Staff always ready to explain in English but sometimes they are very busy with other patrons.

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The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2009

I have found this museum to be very interesting. In is in the cellar of an exclusive watch shop on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich. They have a very impressive collection of timekeeping instruments dating from the very beginning of timekeeping. You can read about the collection in the museum guidebooks in many languages. Also the staff is keen on telling... More

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