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Musée d'Horlogerie - Du Locle
BackSwitzerland/Le Locle
Salle Sandoz
Les temps de la montre
Salle Savoye
Jacques-Frédéric Houriet
Le temps mathématique
Horloge à foliot

All important info for the on-site visit

The Museum

Treten Sie ein in die prachtvolle Residenz eines Uhrmachermeisters des XVIII. Jh. In seinem von der Natur umgebenen Schmuckkästchen stellt das Uhrenmuseum von Le Locle – Château des Monts Sammlungen von aussergewöhnlicher Mannigfaltigkeit aus: Automaten und Uhren der Schenkung Maurice Sandoz, Neuenburger Pendulen und Standuhren, Uhren und Werke, welche von den technischen Fortschritten und dem Erfindungsgeist ihrer Konstrukteure zeugen. Zu den 3D Filmen kommen zwei Themenparcours : „Die Zeiten der Zeit“ und „Die Zeiten der Uhr“, die Sie durch deren erfinderische Präsentation überraschen, verbinden sie doch die Zeit mit dem Traum, die Geschichte mit der Geschicklichkeit. Audioguides ermöglichen Ihnen einen angenehmeren Besuch.

Dieses Museum empfängt Sie in folgenden Sprachen: D/F/I/E
Eröffnungsjahr 1959

Invitez-vous dans la somptueuse demeure d’un maître horloger du XVIIIe siècle. Dans son écrin de verdure, le Musée d’horlogerie du Locle – Château des Monts expose des collections d’une extraordinaire richesse : automates et montres de la donation Maurice Sandoz, pendules neuchâteloises et de parquet, horloges et mécanismes qui témoignent des progrès techniques et de l’inventivité de leurs constructeurs. Aux films en 3D s’ajoutent deux parcours à thème: "Les temps du Temps" et "Les temps de la Montre", qui vous surprendront par leur présentation inventive reliant le temps au rêve, l’histoire au savoir-faire. Un audioguide vous permet une visite approfondie de nos collections.

Ce musée vous accueille dans les langues suivantes: D/F/I/E
Ouverture 1959

Why not visit the lavish residence of a master watchmaker from the 18th century? Beautifully situated in a green environment, the Watch Museum of Le Locle – Château des Monts presents extraordinarily rich collections: automata and time-pieces from the Maurice Sandoz donation, Neuchâtel and grandfather clocks, clocks and mechanisms which show the technical progress and creativity of their designers. As well as 3D films, two theme exhibitions, ”The Times of Time” and ”the Times of the Watch”, will surprise you by their inventive presentations linking time to dreams, history to craftsmanship. In addition, the museum's audio guide offers a self-guided tour of our collections.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1959

Vi invitiamo nella sontuosa dimora di un maestro orologiaio del XVIII secolo. Nel suo scrigno verde, il Museo d'orologeria di Le Locle - "Château des Monts" espone collezioni d'una straordinaria ricchezza: automi e orologi della donazione Maurice Sandoz, pendole e parquet di Neuchâtel, orologi e meccanismi che testimoniano il progresso tecnico e l'inventiva dei loro costruttori. Ai film in 3D si aggiungono due percorsi a tema: I tempi del tempo e I tempi dell'orologio, che vi sorprenderanno con la loro presentazione inventiva che collega il tempo al sogno, la storia al abilità. Un'audioguida vi permette una visita approfondita delle nostre collezioni.

Questo museo La riceve nelle seguenti lingue: D/F/I/E
Anno di fondazione 1959

Focal points

Art , Folklore , History, Local museum , Regional museum , Science , Technique , Architecture , Palaces & Castles


Route des Monts 65
2400 Le Locle
+41 32 933 89 80

Opening hours

MAI-OKTOBER : Dienstag bis Sonntag von 10 Uhr bis 17 Uhr.NOVEMBER-APRIL : Dienstag bis Sonntag von 14 Uhr bis 17 Uhr.An Feiertagen einschliesslich montags geöffnet.Betriebsferien am 25. Dezember und 1. Januar.Für Gruppen sind Besuche auf Anfrage auch ausserhalb des Zeitplans möglich.MAI–OCTOBRE: de mardi à dimanche, de 10h à 17h.NOVEMBRE–AVRIL: de mardi à dimanche, de 14h à 17h.Lundis fériés: ouvert.25 décembre et 1er janvier: fermé.Autres visites et groupes: sur rendez-vous.MAY to OCTOBER : tuesday through sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.nOVEMBER to APRIL : tuesday through sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm.Open on public holidays, including holidays Mondays.Annual closure on December 25th and January 1st.For groups, visits are also possible outside the schedule, on request.


INDIVIDUALSAdults : CHF 10.- Seniors-AI : CHF 8.- Students : CHF 5.- Children (ages 10 to 16) : CHF 5.- / Children (under the age of 10) : free / Familiy rate (Parents and children) : CHF 22.-GROUPS (min. 10 pers)Adults : CHF 9.- Seniors-AI : CHF 7.- Students : CHF 4.-Children (ages 10 to 16) : CHF 4.- / Children (under the age of 10) : freeAudioguide : CHF 3.-INDIVIDUELSAdultes : CHF 10.-Séniors - AI : CHF 8.-Etudiants et apprentis : CHF 5.-Enfants (de 10 à 16 ans) : CHF 5.- / Enfants (< 10 ans) : gratuitFamille (parents et enfants) : CHF 22.-GROUPESAdultes : CHF 9.-Séniors - AI : CHF 7.-Etudiants et apprentis : CHF 4.-Enfants (de 10 à 16 ans) : CHF 4.- / Enfants (< 10 ans) : gratuitAudioguide : CHF 3.-

Guided tours

Geführte Besuch (Voranmeldung obligatorisch / max. 20 Pers. Pro Führer) : CHF 80.-Visite commentée ( sur réservation. Max. 20 pers. Par guide) : CHF 80.-Guided visits (reservation required / Max. of 20 pers/guide) : CHF 80.-Visite Guidate (prenotazione obbligatoria/ massimo 20 persone per guida) : CHF 80.-


lOCATION/DIRECTIONSBy Bus: Bus no 341 – Start at Le Locle gare/centre ville. Bus stop « Monts » : www.transn.ch Sundays and holydays : MobiCité, bus on call. Free call : 0800 11 2400. By Postal Bus: start at Le Locle gare/centre ville. www.carpostal.ch. On Foot: From the train station: approximately 20 minutes, road gradient of 100 m. Exit by track # 2 and climb the stairs. Follow the directions for « pedestrian path » / « Château des Monts ». A paved walkway through the forest will bring you to the top of the hill. Continue to the right.

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