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Musee International d'Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds

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The comprehensive collection of time-keeping instruments at Musee International d'Horlogerie provides insight into the history of the watch-making industry. With its big compendium of watches and clocks, the museum provides an ideal starting point for a Swiss watch-inspired itinerary. Major highlights of the collection include devices by master clockmakers Abraham-Louis Breguet and Julien Le Roy, an early example of a weight-driven marine chronometer, a big selection of antique movements taken from tower clocks, and a monumental fresco painted by artist Hans Erni for the Brussels World's Fair of 1958. Use the museum's online contact form to request a guided tour of the collection. Arrange your visit to Musee International d'Horlogerie and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Chaux-de-Fonds using our La Chaux-de-Fonds itinerary maker site.
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  • If Dr. Who and Dr. Strange could collaborate on a museum of time, this would be it. I loved everything about this place. Moody, futuristic, retro, all the things. This is a gem of a museum. 
    If Dr. Who and Dr. Strange could collaborate on a museum of time, this would be it. I loved everything about this place. Moody, futuristic, retro, all the things. This is a gem of a museum.  more »
  • A unique collection of timepieces throughout the ages superbly presented. Before midday on Sunday entrance is free. Parking available too. When we went it was strangely empty which was a pity... 
    A unique collection of timepieces throughout the ages superbly presented. Before midday on Sunday entrance is free. Parking available too. When we went it was strangely empty which was a pity...  more »
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  • Despite my initial belief, this museum is not just about watches. Think of it as a science museum with a premier watch display. As a person who gets bored very easily looking at simple artifacts, I really appreciated the interactive features in the museum. This includes speed, multitasking, and memory challenges, and a few based on the perception of time, which I find very stimulating! Facilities: Lockers activated by coin, 1 or 2 CHF (which you receive back after your visit). Complimentary audio guides activated by QR codes Exhibits give brief summaries in French, German, and English Clean W/C near reception Coffee & Snack vending machine Plenty of souvenirs (for children as well)…and of course they sell watches. Conclusion: The museum itself was a literal display of cleanliness, precision, and luxury which made the experience alone very pleasant.
  • The watches and arts on displays are incredible, definitely worth a visit.

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