Activities for adults & specialists

Make a little time for time

Make a little time for time

Would you like to find out more about iron clocks from central Switzerland, early pendant watches or folding sundials, for instance? The range of topics is as broad as the history of timekeeping is long. In the "Museum at lunchtime" sessions, our Curator, Brigitte Vinzens, conducts short guided tours between 12:30 and 13:00 to provide more detailed themed insights into the collections of Konrad Kellenberger and Oscar Schwank.

In addition, we occasionally arrange specialist presentations by experts from the world of clocks and watches.

"Museum at lunchtime" programme (German)

Opening hours Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur

Tuesday to Sunday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday

closed

Please note our special opening hours on public holidays.

New Year’s Day, Tuesday, 1 January 2019, closed
Local holiday, Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fasnacht carnival, Sunday, 10 March 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fasnacht carnival, Monday, 11 March 2019, closed
Maundy Thursday, Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Friday, Friday, 19 April 2019, closed
Easter Sunday, Sunday, 21 April 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Monday, Monday, 22 April 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labour Day, Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ascension Day, Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Sunday, Sunday, 9 June 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Monday, Monday, 10 June 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Alban's Festival, Saturday, 29 June 2019, closed
St. Alban's Festival, Sunday, 30 June 2019, closed
National holiday, Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christmas Day, Wednesday, 25 December 2019, closed
Boxing Day, Thursday, 26 December 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Wednesday, 1 January 2020, closed
Local holiday, Thursday, 2 January 2020, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets & private functions

Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur
CHF 5

Entire Museum (including the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur)
CHF 12

Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur for students, senior citizens, Kulturlegi cardholders and groups of at least 10 persons
CHF 3

Entire Museum (including the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur) for students, senior citizens, Kulturlegi cardholders and groups of at least 10 persons
CHF 8

Children and young people up to the age of 16, schools and adult education establishments, visitors registered as disabled, Winterthur Museum Pass and Swiss Museum Pass holders, VMS and ICOM members 
free

Free entry for visitors currently in education and training on production of a LEGI student discount card, every Thursday 5–8 p.m. (entire museum including the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur)
free

Public guided tours
included

Audio guide in German, French and English
included

Private tours and catering

Private groups can put together a tailor-made cultural programme for their visit to the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur. We offer private tours during and outside our regular opening hours. If you wish, you can also book a drinks reception with buffet at the museum, organized by our in-house catering team.

 

Information and enquiries

T +41 (0)52 267 51 36 / 28 or uhrenmuseum@win.ch

 

Prices of private tours
Private tours during opening hours
CHF 150

Private tours outside opening hours
CHF 250

Plus reduced entry fee per person
CHF 3

Room hire for private functions: please enquire.

Directions & parking

Getting here by public transport

Walk from Winterthur main railway station to Untertor, continue along Marktgasse as far as the fountain, turn right into Untere Kirchgasse and continue to Kirchplatz. This takes just under 10 minutes on foot from the station.

Or travel two stops on bus number 1, 3, 5 or 14 from the main railway station, alighting at the Stadthaus stop. Then turn right into Oberer Graben, right into Marktgasse, left into Obere Kirchgasse and continue to Kirchplatz.

Online timetable ZVV
Online timetable SBB

Getting here by car

From Zurich take the Winterthur-Töss exit, from St. Gallen take the Oberwinterthur exit and from Schaffhausen take the Winterthur-Ohringen exit and proceed to the Technikum-Nord car park (no parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the museum), then walk through Steinberggasse and Obere Kirchgasse to Kirchplatz.

 

Deliveries / Dropping off and picking up passengers

On Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings, access via Technikumstrasse, Neumarkt, Steinberggasse and Obere Kirchgasse is closed because of the street market.

Uhrenmuseum Winterthur
Kirchplatz 14
CH- 8400 Winterthur

T +41 (0)52 267 51 36 / 28

uhrenmuseum@win.ch