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Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum

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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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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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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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