Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire information

Location
Neuchâtel , Switzerland
Address
Esplanade Léopold Robert 1
More information
www.mahn.ch
Prices
adult/child Sfr8/free, Wed free
Opening hours
11am-6pm Tue-Sun
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The museum is notable for three clockwork androids made between 1764 and 1774 by watchmaker Jaquet Droz. The Writer can be programmed to dip his pen in an inkpot and write up to 40 characters, while the Musician plays up to five tunes on a real organ. The Draughtsman is the simplest, with a repertoire of six drawings. The androids are activated on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.