Musée du Temps
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Musée du Temps

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The Musée du Temps in Besançon: a museum in a palace

Located in the heart of a prestigious Renaissance palace, the Granvelle Palace, the Time Museum retraces the great moments of watchmaking in Besançon, bringing together the history of time measurement and the history of the city.

The evocation of Besançon as a "watchmaking capital" is reflected in the museum through the city's heritage collections. In addition to the famous Leroy 01, long considered the most complicated watch in the world, the museum presents some of the instruments of the Besançon Astronomical Observatory, which certified the correct operation of the chronometers, as well as the educational material of the National Watchmaking School. In addition, the watchmaking collections offer an overview of the history of the discipline, with Ferdinand Berthoud and Antide Janvier representing some of the greatest names in watchmaking history.

At the same time, tapestries, illustrious figures, relief drawings, historical paintings, furniture and objets d'art invite us to delve into the history of the place, the town and even the Franche-Comté region.

To finish, a panorama of the city's roofs is offered to visitors after contemplating Foucault's famous pendulum, located at the foot of the palace tower, which gives rhythm to the Earth's rotation.

The Museum of Time will open its doors on Saturday 18 June 2022.

Musée du Temps N°PCUBOU000V50DBDN
96 Grande rue
Palais Granvelle
25000 BESANCON
Activity
  • Temporary exhibitions
Prices & Schedules Prices :
  • Base rate - full rate adult : 8€
Special opening conditions :

The Museum of Time will close on Monday 8 November and reopen in mid-June 2022.

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