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Musée du temps

Technique and industry
History and tradition
Besançon
France
The museum's collections combine two fields of interest: firstly the watch collection of the Museum of Visual Arts which is technically the first public collection in France and secondly the collections of the Museum of Local History. Yet the assortment does not end there – technological objects of all kinds, 1,500 clocks and watches, drafts and cases, more than 100 grandfather clocks, Comtoise watches, pendulum clocks and many more are complemented by a selection of more than 2,000 watch-related etchings from the 16th to the 19th century, tools, machines and scientific instruments from the past and today. Among these, visitors can find equipment from high-tech laboratories, resonators and oscillators of quartz, micro-manipulators and robots….
Musée du temps
Musée du temps
Musée du temps
Opening hours

TUE-SAT 9.15-12.00, 14.00-18.00
SUN, holidays 10.00-18.00

Closed: 1/01, 1/05, 1/11, 25/12
Address
Musée du temps
Palais Granvelle 96 Grande rue
25000
Besançon
France
+33 3 81 87 81 50

47.237829, 6.024054