Beyer Museum

Museum in Zürich

Inside the premises of a purveyor of fine timepieces is this small jewel of a museum, which chronicles the rise of timekeeping, from striated medieval candles to modern watches. To see short videos of the most creative pieces in action (Moses striking a rock with his staff to bring forth water, and a magician who lifts cups to reveal ever-changing geometric shapes), ask staff for a loaner iPad.