The International Watchmaking Museum

Marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of historical timekeepers from the 16th century to the present day.  

One of Switzerland’s most popular tourist attractions, The International Watchmaking Museum in Switzerland’s La Chaux-de-Fonds is the most important treasure trove of horological history the world over. With thousands of timekeepers dating from the 16th century to the present day, the museum tells the incredible story of Swiss and international watchmaking from its very beginnings. The collection exhibits watches and clocks, as well as tools, machines, instruments, automatons, models of ancient pieces, paintings and drawings, all of which have been donated by companies and individuals since the end of the 19th century. The museum frequently has temporary exhibitions on specific themes that keep the Swiss returning time and time again.  

Entry to the museum: adults CHF 15; children over 12 years CHF 7.50; reduced tariff CHF 12.50; family CHF 30.

Not to be missed

A visit to the museum’s grounds, where you will find a magical chiming clock that rings every 15 minutes.  

  • Audio Guides


  • La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • address: Rue des Musées 29

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