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Espace Horloger - Vallee de Joux

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Worth the trip: learn about watchmaking in the mountains.

I went to this museum from Geneva. It took a couple of hours by train, each way, but it was well... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Smithers, Canada
Very small museum but some very nice pieces to see

The place is easy to reach and parking is not a problem. Plus you are at the heart of the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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The Espace Horloger in Le Sentier uses the latest interactive techniques to introduce visitors to the secrets of time. In this museum, complication watches, historical objects and virtual installations teach visitors about the various trades and the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Grand-Rue 2, Le Sentier 1347, Switzerland
+41 21 845 75 45
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I went to this museum from Geneva. It took a couple of hours by train, each way, but it was well worth the trip. There is a short orientation film (in 3D, with glasses, yet). There is a floor with the excellent timepiece collection (with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The place is easy to reach and parking is not a problem. Plus you are at the heart of the watchmaking region in the watchmaking country. It can be reached via public transportation, but is is no easy task ... Consider a car. The museum...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Plenty of antique and modern watches and clocks. Interesting to visit with or without a guide, plus a short video which explains the region and the beginnings of watch-making in the region

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank judyandthegang
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Our guided tour was very good. Watch out for the opening times. The collection is quite remarkable. Allow enough time for this visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Mixed feelings about this place. You can't deny that this museum has put a lot of effort in modernizing their exhibition: 3D-movies, tablet, fancy interactive multimedia tables. They really do their best to make the experience of learning about the fine craftsmanship of making watches...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We spent a very interesting few hours at this fascinating museum in the Vallee de Joux. It is both informative about the history of watchmaking with many fine pieces also interactive with table skills and a 3D film. I really hadn't expected to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Interesting watch museum in the heart of the watchmaking region in the Vallée de Joux. Watches and clocks through the ages, lots,of interesting pieces and an explanation of how watches are made. Several contemporary pieces from famous watchmakers.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank judyandthegang
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Definitely worth seeing if you are in the area. I'm not particularly interested in watches, but I found this interesting, it kept me interested for an hour. I will never look at watches the same again after realizing how much work goes into them.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Corpal
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Quite a well done and fascinating exhibition about the watchmaking industry. I think that the primary purpose of this exhibition - which is partially funded by the watchmaking companies in the town - is to interest young Swiss (12 to 18 years of age) in...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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