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21 February 2022 Conditions of entry to our watchmaking experiences

The wearing of a mask and the Sanitary Pass are no longer compulsory for our watchmaking experiences.

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Jaquet-Droz Automata

Come and admire the fascinating mechanisms of three famous 18th century automatons at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

What the activity involves

Symbols of a technical expertise unlike any other anywhere in the world, the three androids, “The Writer”, “The Musician” and “The Artist” were hugely popular in the European royal courts of the 18th century, when their ingenious designers Pierre and his son Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz, together with their associate Jean- Frédéric Leschot, travelled with them throughout the continent. Discover their cutting-edge mechanisms at an individual or group demonstration session.e.

Location

Musée d’art et d’histoire, Esplanade Léopold-Robert 1, 2000 Neuchâtel

Opening hours

For individuals, first Sunday of the month : 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00, no registration required, subject to availability
For groups, reservation required, minimum 5 persons

Individual prices

Adult : CHF 8.-
Student, apprentice, senior : CHF 4.-
Accompanied children up to 16 : free

Group prices

Fixed price CHF 120.- (10 persons) and CHF 10.- per additional person + translation : CHF 70.00 price supplement (de / en)

Duration

1 hour
Maximum 30 persons per session

Languages

fr (de / en / cn / jp with translator : price supplement of CHF 70.- only for groups)

Contact

Musée d'art et d'histoire
Esplanade Léopold-Robert 1
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel


Phone : +41 32 717 79 20