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Musée des Mascarons

Part of the Musée Régional de Val-de-Travers, the Musées des Mascarons provides a fascinating and truly authentic insight into the history of watchmaking from the perpsective of those who actually made the watches: the watchmaker is at the center of the experience here, between the history of the profession in its pre-industrial days, to the many tools used to produce mechanical watches back then. 


Grande Rue 14, 2112 Val-de-Travers (Google Maps)

Open Hours 

Saturday & Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm from April 9 to December 18 (closed in winter)

How much? Adults: 8 CHF / Reduced: 5 CHF / Under 16: Free

1h tours can be booked for 100 CHF 

More details on the museum website

SWE rating: Very good - the rating could be Excellent but as it is quite far out and more niche than say a famous brand museum, I want to manage expectations. 

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