The Timepiece and Scientific Instrument Collection

Plated wooden clock with spiral columns. F. Oschwald, Schaffhausen, 1710-1720.
Plated wooden clock with spiral columns. F. Oschwald, Schaffhausen, 1710–1720.
Switzerland is considered the homeland of the timepiece, for which reason the museum strives to maintain a representative cross-section of clock and watch making over the past 500 years, while at the same time acknowledging the core competence of the museums in Geneva, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. As a national institution we collect mainly timepieces and scientific instruments that were produced in Switzerland; and while we do own some outstanding examples of foreign manufacture, the craftsmen in these cases were in fact Swiss working abroad, such as Abraham-Louis Breguet and Jost Bürgi. more …




Curator Timepiece

Dr. Anna Lisa Galizia
annalisa.galizia@snm.admin.ch


Curator Scientific Instruments

Bernhard Schüle
bernard.schuele@snm.admin.ch

Collections & Documentation
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
CH-8021 Zurich

Tel. +41 (0)44 218 65 11
Fax. +41 (0)44 211 29 49

Opening hours
by appointment
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