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Beyer Museum of Time

Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+ 41 43 344 63 63
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Ranked #31 of 95 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This well-known store specializes in glitzy watches and jewelry.
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Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This well-known store specializes in glitzy watches and jewelry.

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Atlanta
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202 reviews 202 reviews
89 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum can be found on Paradeplatz in the Beyer retail store. This small museum began with the private international collection of Theodor Beyer. An employee of the store will lead you down to the museum. Here you'll find exquisite clocks and watches, as well as time pieces dating back to 800 AD, in the form... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is small and perhaps limited; however there are unique pieces. More fascinating is that someone took the time and expense to collect and display these various items. There was someone there providing demonstrations and explanations of some of the pieces. It is well done and worth the time and is quite reasonably priced, as a senior it was five... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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137 reviews 137 reviews
120 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Lots of different clocks which you have no chance to see elsewhere. Fun and well worth your time. Free admission if you've got a ZürichCARD.

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leeds
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 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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459 reviews 459 reviews
190 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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