Activities for people with disabilities

A museum for everybody

A museum for everybody
Time doesn't stand still here

The Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur is barrier-free and enables everyone to experience time in their own way. In fact time is actually audible and perceptible in the unique display of historic clocks from the Konrad Kellenberger Collection, since many of the clock movements are working and their rhythmic ticking provides a harmonious background sound as visitors explore the museum. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

Audio guide

An audio guide in three languages (German, French and English) is available free of charge from the museum reception. This gives detailed information about selected exhibits.

Barrier-free access

The museum building is fully wheelchair accessible, including the toilet facilities. Access to the museum is via a ramp, the upper floors are served by a lift, and a wheelchair is available if required. If you need additional assistance, our reception team will be happy to help. Entrance to the Clock & Watch Museum Winterthur is free for the disabled person and their companion, on production of proof of disability.

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