Musée international d’horlogerie | La Chaux-de-Fonds

Rue des Musée, 29 , La Chaux-de-Fonds
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Email: mih@ne.ch
Phone: +41 (0)32 967 68 61
Website: https://www.chaux-de-fonds.ch/en/musees/mih
closed on: Monday
Museum Type: Decorative arts / Handicraft
Musée international d'horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds

The Musée international d’horlogerie (International Clockmarkers’ Museum) is a Swiss museum dedicated to clock-making located in La Chaux-de-Fond, one of the world capitals of horology and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Above: a view of the permanent exhibition of the Musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; photo Ray Swi-hymn (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Opened in 1974, the museum is housed in an impressive concrete building, realized almost entirely underground and surrounded by a park.

The permanent collection of the museum, composed of clocks and precision machines, is considered one of the most important in the world and includes rare pieces dating from the 18th century onward.

The Musée international d’horlogerie frequently organizes temporary exhibitions and is a renowned clock restoration center. The museum also has a large specialized library.


Photos: 1 and 2 by Stephen Foskett (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).


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