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IWC Museum

Baumgartenstrasse 15, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
+41 52 235 75 65
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IWC Watch Museum & Rhine Falls Private Sightseeing Tour
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IWC Museum A Journey Through History. Over 230 carefully selected items bear witness to a manufacturer that started making a name for itself with unusually reliable quality and unmistakable, universally appealing design from the very beginning. The collection starts with the legendary Jones calibres in American cases, the first pocket watches with a digital display, ornately decorated dress watches, ladies' watches encrusted with gemstones, and the very first IWC wristwatches. It charts the development of multifunctional timepieces such as the pilot's, deck, diver's and antimagnetic watches, culminating in a number of exquisite specialities and one of the most complicated wristwatches the world has ever seen: Il Destriero Scafusia, which was manufactured in a limited edition to mark the company's 125th anniversary. The retrospective is fittingly complemented by original documentation from IWC's own archives.
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Baumgartenstrasse 15, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit next to the Rhein, fantastic walking along the Rhein on either side. I know I served my apprentice ship in Schaffhausen and visit that area on a regular basis. This whole are is much more economical than Luzern / Interlacken. I...More

1  Thank 714walter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would agree with similar comments that it’s not entirely clear what the point of this “museum” is. My wife and I (expats in Switzerland) are trying to learn more about the Swiss watch industry. Some museums, like the phenomenal Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva,...More

Thank Matthew Z
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This very well presented museum is specific to IWC watches. It is not a general museum of timepieces. It would be of interest to someone wanting to buy an IWC watch or who has an IWC watch. It is a bit surprising that they charge...More

3  Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This IWC museum is a must visit place when u go to Schaffhausen. It was just a 15 -20 minutes walk from the main station and was easily founded by following the signs. U can also get a free map from the information centre if...More

Thank tomato_7070
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Even there are so many shop selling watches at swiss, you cannot find too much IWC watches at all. I think this is right place you must visit for IWC lover.

Thank Marco H
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The museum is very well done, it gives a very good history of IWC watches and displays many fine examples of these watches. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. The museum is not very large and is more suited to adults than children.

Thank sgec1105
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

I followed along the displays by downloading the iphone app and listening to the information in English. I went with my 10 year old son and my father. Everyone enjoyed the displays to varying degrees. Not an incredible experience, but nice. Nice to visit the...More

Thank Marc M
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I came here for the 1st time. The museum is a part from the main IWC building. The museum locates in 3 connected rooms downstairs. Upstairs is for offices. Ticket was 5 franc or maybe 8 franc i am not remember exactly. The reception lady...More

Thank Jennifer N
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Fantastic experience to walk around this museum of such amazing timepieces. The history and workmanship is unbelievable.

Thank Lillylid
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Disappointing experience started with a showing of a video in the small IWC theater in the museum. I was expecting something about the history of IWC, or a video showing the watches being built. But instead we got a commercial for their pilot watches. Since...More

3  Thank Tom B
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