With its approximately 270 precious horological objects, the Beyer Clock & Watch Museum recounts the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day. The exhibition comprises sundials, tower clocks, splendid pendulums, pocket watches, the prototype for the first quartz wristwatch, and many more. Admire a golden winged lion from the Renaissance period that flaps its wings, be enchanted by highly decorative antique pocket watches featuring exquisite enamel artwork, and gaze at the watch that was worn during the first ascent of Mount Everest.
This internationally important private collection has been open to the public since 1971. Access to the museum is through the Beyer premises. iPads provide visitors with information in six different languages: German, English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and French.
Beyer Clock and Watch Museum
+41 43 344 63 63
Tram 2/6/7/8/9/13: Paradeplatz
Guided tours on request
Adults: CHF 10/7*
Schoolchildren and students: CHF 5
Free admission for children up to the age of 12 and holder of a Zurich Card
Further discounts by arrangement