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.
Audio guides (French, German, English, Italian and Spanish) are available to visitors free of charge. The audio application guide izi. TRAVEL from the Musée international d'horlogerie is available on iPhone, Android and Microsoft but also on the following web version
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Passing on. Views on a living heritage
14.11.20 - 07.11.21
Six contemporary photographers give their view of watchmaking know-how and its transmission along the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc. The MIH and the Musée du Temps de Besançcon have joined forces to create an original exhibition around a theme they have chosen to address through a contemporary artistic production, for a new and sensitive approach to the watchmaking heritage.
Guided tours in French, German, Italian, English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Dutch can be booked for CHF 110 per guide. Max. 20 persons.
Opening hours Today (Sunday) open
Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00 hours
The museum is closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.
Open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday
Subject to change without prior notice
Entry prices for the International Watch Museum
- CHF 15.00 Adults
- CHF 12.50 Students (up to 24.99 years)
- CHF 7.50 Young people (aged 12 to 15.99)
- free of charge Children up to the age of 11.99
- CHF 12.50 Retirees, recipients of invalidity pension
- CHF 30.00 Families
3-day tickets to 3 museums (MBA/MIH/MH)
The same ticket allows you a free visit in the Musée d'histoire and in the Musée des beaux-arts. These 3 museums are not far away, about 50 meters. The ticket is valid for 3 consecutive days.
The ticket also offers discounts by six partners : Musée paysan et artisanal Maison blanche Musée des beaux-arts du Locle Musée d'horlogerie du Locle Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches Tourisme neuchâtelois - Montagnes (Small train and guided tour on schedule)
- CHF 17.00 Adults
- CHF 14.00 Students up to 25
- CHF 7.50 Children 12 - 15.99 years old
- CHF 14.00 Retirees
- CHF 34.00 Families Parents and own children
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.
Events that are not to be missed
A treasure hunt allows children to learn about the museum through play. By taking part in the hunt, specially designed for young visitors, children are encouraged to wander around the whole museum looking for items as diverse as a sword, a boat, a dragon, or even Minnie and Snowy. Every year, a draw takes place with prizes issued to the winners.
Language: French, German and English
Workshops and birthday parties
How to get there
Travel comfortably by train to La Chaux de Fonds.
From La Chaux de Fonds railway station it takes 7 minutes on foot along the Rue des Musées.