Swiss Watch Explorer [beta]

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IWC Museum

Opened in 1993, this was the first Swiss watch museum operated by a major brand. It's housed in an elegant building that used to be part of the IWC manufacture, now located a 10 minute drive away. The museum visit is full of interactive technology that make the 230 pieces on display come to life. The staff have a reputation for being particularly friendly and helpful.  


Baumgartenstrasse 15 - 8201 Schaffhausen (Google Maps)

Open Hours 

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:30

Saturday:  9:00 - 3:30

Link to website (worth checking for public holidays)

How much? Adults: 6 CHF; Reduced: 3 CHF

SWE rating: Excellent

SWE tip: The museum is in the Schaffhausen city center, meaning you can easily combine visiting the museum with a tour of the beautiful capital of Swiss German watchmaking. The old town and the Rhine banks are definitely worth checking out. You can also take a train to the Rhine falls nearby.