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A voyage through six centuries

A voyage through six centuries
A voyage through six centuries

The Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur is located in the historic heart of Winterthur and contains two superlative collections of international repute: the Konrad Kellenberger Clock and Watch Collection and the Oscar Schwank Watch Collection.

These form the core of the two permanent exhibitions, which are not only augmented by other exquisite collectors’ pieces from the world of clocks, but also complemented by special presentations and "guest" items.

The multimedia exhibitions feature antique timepieces dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries and are aimed at clock and watch enthusiasts and specialists, as well as the wider public.

Those wishing to enrich their visit with additional background information may attend a themed "Museum at lunchtime" tour led by the Curator on the last Friday of every month. In addition, audio guides in three languages are always available. Visitors can enjoy coffee and cake or a freshly cooked meal in the Grand Café du Musée. The leafy courtyard is also an inviting spot in which to relax during the summer months.

Your contact person

Do you have any questions about the collections or programme of the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur? The Curator, Brigitte Vinzens, is an acknowledged expert who will be happy to provide information.

If you would like to book a private tour or receive the half-yearly programme, please contact this address directly.

Brigitte Vinzens
Curator Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur

+41 (0)52 267 51 36 / 28
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Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur Patrons’ Association

 

The Patrons’ Association of what was then the Kellenberger Clock and Watch Collection was founded in 1999. When the collection was renamed the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur in 2017, the Association also changed its name to the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur Patrons’ Association. Its purpose is to foster the aspirations of and provide financial support for the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur, which is owned by the City of Winterthur, with the aim of enriching the collections through suitable acquisitions. In addition, it organizes events to publicize the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur, as well as holding social and cultural events for its members. The Association is a not-for-profit group.

Support us by becoming a patron

Individuals
CHF 70

Married couples residing at the same address
CHF 100

Legal entities
CHF 250

Patrons (individuals)
CHF 120

Married couples who are patrons
CHF 160

Institutional patrons
CHF 400

 

Membership information and registration at
uhrenmuseum@win.ch

Individuals
CHF 600

Married couples residing at the same address
CHF 1000

 

Membership information and registration at
uhrenmuseum@win.ch

Food and drink

Grand Café du Musée

Grand Café du Musée

Managers Valérie Schindler Palden and Phuntsok Palden Schindler offer guests freshly prepared vegetarian dishes using local ingredients, with a full menu at lunchtime, as well as mezze, soups, salads and light snacks throughout the day. A varied selection of delicious home-made cakes is also on offer. The leafy courtyard is an inviting spot to relax in during the summer months.

Book a table
Grand Café du Musée
Photos: Michael Lio
Grand Café du Musée

An unhurried brunch

A lavish brunch is served in the Grand Café du Musée from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Linger over a tasty selection of menu items ranging from traditional Swiss to exotic Indian dishes, with a choice of portion sizes to suit smaller or larger appetites.

The Grand Café du Musée is open to everyone – no entrance ticket to the museum required.

 

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, closed 

Special opening hours on public holidays

See public holiday opening hours for Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur or call
+41 (0)52 267 51 35

For reservations and catering department

Tel. +41 (0)52 267 41 59
Mobile +41 (0)76 478 86 86 

Menu

Please visit the website of the Grand Café du Musée for the seasonal menu and dishes of the day.

www.grandcafé.ch

Souvenirs and gifts

Museum shop

Museum shop

From exquisite sets of postcards featuring highlights of the Konrad Kellenberger and Oscar Schwank Collections, to illustrated catalogues explaining more about the collections – the shop at the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur will inspire you to give yourself, your family, friends and acquaintances a little time for time.

Museum shop
Museum shop