Muses des Techniques

Joux valley museum of watchmaking
 1347 Le Sentier
Espace Horloger

Joux valley museum of watchmaking

Discover the world of fine watchmaking and of time
The museum seeks to stand out and assert its personality by offering an original presentation of watchmaking, its history and its skills throught avant-garde inter-active and instructive media. It is an approach which, together with local watchmaking history, will make its mark! On the first floor, the expertise and skills of watchmaking await, plus the chance to really ''get under the skin'' of a watchmaker! Explanations and demonstrations will perhaps kindle the spark of a future interest or career.
Walk upstairs to discover one fascinating story after another! Skills tables, 3D films and Ludotemps are among the new attractions that await you on the first floor of the Joux valley museum of watchmaking. Its 500m2 of floor space has a unique vocation: to highlight the region and its watchmaking genius. The method: total immersion in the workd of a Joux valley watchmaker. 
Guided visit for group, reservation required.
Opening times

  • May to october :
Every days (except monday) : 10h30 am to 5h30 pm

  • November to april :
Every days  (except monday) : 1h pm  à 5h pm.
Espace Horloger de la vallée de Joux
Grande rue 2 - 1347 Le Sentier
Canton de Vaud - Suisse

Tél : 00 41 21 845 75 45
Entrance fees


  • Adult : CHF 12.-/ 12Eur
  • Student, unemployed : CHF 8.- / 8Eur
  • Children (from 10 years old) : CHF 6.- / 6Eur
  • Family : CHF 28.- / 28Eur

GROUP (from 10 persons)

  • Adult : CHF 10.- / 10Eur
  • Children (from 10 to 16 ans) : CHF 4.- / 4Eur
  • Student, unemployed : CHF 7.- / 7Eur
  • Guided tour ( from 20 to 25 persons ) : CHF 90.- / 90Eur
  • Class (under 10 years old) : CHF 50.- / 50Eur

Nearby places to visit

  • Joux lake
  • Cheese museum, Les charbonnières (10 km)
  • Iron museum and railway, Vallorbe (20 km)