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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 31, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Formerly Beyer Museum of Time)
Phone Number: +41 43 344 63 63
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Description: The Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most...
The Beyer Zurich 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 250 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms as well as from an art-history point of view.
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An amazing little museum

We went there because it was free admission with the ZurichCard and we absolutely don't regret that. This little museum is sooo interesting! The staff was really nice and kind, at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went there because it was free admission with the ZurichCard and we absolutely don't regret that. This little museum is sooo interesting! The staff was really nice and kind, at the beginning of the exhibition they give you an ipad where you can read all the descriptions of the clocks in the language you prefer (there is no Italian... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful unique pieces - museum is on -1 level of the Beyer watch store. The entrance is free with the Zurich card or 8 CHF for others. Located in city center, on the Bahnhofstrasse. The pieces are presented in German but you can take - for free - one of the iPads and browse in one of the 6 languages... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In the land of "fine-tuned watches", where everything runs according to schedule, a history of time pieces could not have been better presented. I was greeted with ever-so-helpful and friendly, Monika, and immediately offered an iPad in my language of choice. Not only was the iPad helpful, but Monika knew the history of each piece, from the grandest to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Its in the center of town and in the basement of the Beyer watch store. There are cool mechanisms of old clocks which you wont see in normal museums! Definitely worth a visit and totally inexpensive!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The time pieces are engaging, but all the information placards are in German ONLY. Unless you are fluent in German you will miss all the intricacies of the timepieces and their historical perspective. The 8 CHF charge per person certainly provides ample funds for audio-visual aids and translation tools. Shame on them!

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Claudia W, Information from the marketing at Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum, responded to this review

Our museum guides are only too pleased to provide visitors with information about the clocks and watches on display. They can answer questions and explain about the history of time in English and other languages if desired. We are very sorry if you experienced otherwise. We recommend future visitors to ask our guides for information. They will be happy to... More 

Parnu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Its almost impossible to find the museum of you don't know that it's inside the shop.. 😊 Small, but interesting. Worth the visit whe in Bahnhofstrasse.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

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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