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Beyer 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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is housed in Zurich's most prestigious...

The Beyer 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 300 pieces from all fields of chronology, which are examined in technical and scientific terms as well as from an art-history point of view. The museum is home to one of the most important horological collections in the world. It recounts the complete history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day.

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It's basically one of the very first places I visited when I moved to Zurich. The personnel was very friendly and there was a guy who gave us a tour of the museum underneath the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's basically one of the very first places I visited when I moved to Zurich. The personnel was very friendly and there was a guy who gave us a tour of the museum underneath the shop (if I recall correctly), where we got the priviledge to look at some very nice clocks. The shpp and museum is located in one... More 

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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside a very expensive clock shop we found a very nice museum. While all the signs are in German we used an English expkanations in a tablet we got. The museum is small (2-3 rooms) but very welcome and pkeasanr. The staff is very kind and talk Englisg very well. We all enjoyed the experience.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Uhrenmuseum Beyer (Beyer Watch and Clock Museum) is located in the heart of the city of Zürich, Switzerland and is one of the world's leading private museums dedicated to the horology. Located on the lower level of Bahnhofstrasse 31, the main shopping boulevard. It is affiliated with Chronometrie Beyer, a high grade watch retailer run by the same family for... More 

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Thank R K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The opening hours are 2pm - 6pm, Monday to Friday. I didn't know this and arrived at 1:15pm but had to come back. The entrance fee is CHF 8. The museum is in a room on a lower floor of the shop. I could not keep my handbag on me and was told to use one of the lockers near... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

When they charged me 8 Francs to visit I did have a second thought but I'm glad I did it. The museum room itself is quite small but timepieces are generally small so a large number are on display. At least half of the pieces are very historical. Your visit is enhanced by the use of an iPad with descriptive... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Did I mention this place is strange? Oh good, I will start to explain. It is in an exclusive tiny watch store. when you enter they tell you the museum in basement is too full but you can come back. I was wearing a Chopard watch so I was invited to stay and take a look around at the ($50,000... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

we came there around 30mins before closing, and the staff said that they gave us for free. The actual ticket price is 8 CHF. When you came at the museum, the frlendly staff will greet you and lend you the ipad (the ipad really clean, there's no fingerprint at all haha). Ipad will guide about the history of every single... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The museum is downstairs in the Beyer's clock shop. We received a tablet to search for the pieces exposed in case we want to check for details/information about some item. There are 2 rooms with many clocks, most of them are amazing. We were surprised to see how small this museum is but we liked the visit. It was a... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This museum was mentioned in my guidebook, and it is a must for watch and clock aficionados. I'm not really one, but I still found the collection very interesting to view. Entrance fee was eight francs, and it was well worth it. The lady working there (sorry, didn't catch your name) was attentive to all the visitors, and answered the... More 

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Haifa District, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Very interesting visit, many clocks in a small place. almost on every clock you have explanation. it's open for very few hours from 14:00-18:00, you better not missed it. they offering explanation in English. you can take picture inside. in this collection they have clocks from all around the globe, and from many times in history.

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