Swiss-Type automatic lathe museum

Musée du Tour automatique et d'Histoire de Moutier
Musée du Tour automatique et d'Histoire de Moutier. ©
  • Place
    • Moutier

  • Recommended Duration
    • 45 Minutes

The Museum traces the history of the famous bar turning machine, from 1872 to the present day, through more than 50 tours.

In the heart of the industrial zone of Moutier is a building that houses witnesses to the industrial history of the town and the Grand Chasseral. This mansion (1895) belonged to Nicolas Junker, founder of the automatic lathe industry in Moutier. Today it is a museum with an important collection relating the industrialization and history of Moutier. The museum retraces the history of the famous automatic lathe from 1872 to the present day through a hundred or so automatic lathes and a rich documentation.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    • 09:30 - 12:00
  • Tuesday - Friday
    • 09:30 - 12:00
    • 14:00 - 16:30
  • Prices per person
    • CHF 5.-
  • Children, students, AVS
    • CHF 3.-
  • On presentation of the ICOM card, AMS or museum passport
    • Free
  • With guide (1h15)
    • CHF 10.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • Open by reservation
    • Closed on weekends and public holidays
    • For groups, it is possible to organize visits outside the opening hours of the museum
    • It is essential to announce your visit in advance by phone or email
    • Languages: French, German
    • Free treasure hunt, opened to all
    • With the JURA-PASS, get a 20% discount on 1 adult admission
On site
On site
  • Accessibility
    • Free parking
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Accessible for caravans
    • Custom hours on request
  • Activities
    • Guided tours
    • Exhibition / explanations
  • Services
    • Suitable for groups
    • WC
Swiss-Type automatic lathe museum
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