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International Watch Museum La Chaux-de-Fonds

A fascinating journey through time

The International Watch Museum (MIH) is characterised by a unique architectural and museographic concept and exhibits a significant collection dedicated to everything to do with horology. The exhibition of new acquisitions, the monumental carillon clock, the restoration room for antique clocks and the wall frescos by Hans Erni are just a few of the museum’s abundance of hidden treasures. The Swiss Watchmaking Fair, which always takes place on the first Sunday in November, is another of the museum's highlights.

Opening hours Today (Friday) open

The attraction is open all year

Tue-Sun 10.00–17.00 hours

The museum is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
Open 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday) and 21 May 2018 (Whit Monday)

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Entry prices for the International Watch Museum

  • CHF 15.00 Adults
  • CHF 7.50 Young people (aged 12 to 15.99)
  • CHF 12.50 Students, retirees, recipients of invalidity pension
  • free of charge Children up to the age of 11.99
  • CHF 30.00 Families

3-day tickets to 3 museums (MBA/MIH/MH)

  • CHF 15.00 Standard rate
  • CHF 12.50 Reduced rate
  • CHF 30.00 Families
  • CHF 7.50 Children aged 12 to 16
  • free of charge Children up to the age of 12


Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.

Notes

Further information

The 2017 special exhibition focuses on the Neuchâtel clock, an identity-defining object which combines technical and aesthetic expertise. The monumental carillon clock, the restoration room for antique clocks and the wall frescos by Hans Erni are just a few of the museum’s abundance of hidden treasures. The Swiss Watchmaking Fair, which always takes place on the first Sunday in November, is another of the museum's highlights.

Audio guides are available free of charge or can be downloaded at izi.TRAVEL.

Guided tours

Guided tours are available subject to advance booking (groups and private individuals) in French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Dutch. Rates CHF 110 per guide, max. 20 people per group.

Events that are not to be missed

5 November 2017: Swiss Watchmaking Fair

Around fifty dealers, booksellers and antiquarians have individual parts, clocks, grandfather clocks and tools for sale.
Single entry price for the fair and museum: CHF 8.–

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