Coronavirus: Precautionary measures

  • Presentation of the Covid certificate with valid QR Code at the entrance from 16 years onwards along with an Id document (Passport or Id card).

  • Wearing a mask during your presence in the museum. Cloth face masks are not allowed, only disposable masks.

A new experience for the visitor

Under the leadership of Philippe Stern and Peter Friess, director and curator of the museum since 2014, new acquisitions have continued to enrich the collections. The layouts of the two main collections have been reorganized, each now comprising twenty themed areas reflecting particular aspects of the watch’s history or the world of Patek Philippe.

A visit in brief

The Patek Philippe Museum suggests a tour on four levels, according to an itinerary that begins on the ground floor and continues on the third, second and first floors.

  • Ground floor: the collection of workbenches and antique tools, and the restoration workshop

  • Third floor: Patek Philippe’s historical archives, together with the library and the collection of portraits and snuffboxes in miniature painting on enamel

  • Second floor: the antique collection, from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century

  • First floor: the Patek Philippe collection, from 1839 to 2000

Audio guide

The audio guide currently offers some twenty hours of accompaniment in English, French or German. Users may compose their own itinerary or choose a pre-set route, such as the one suggested by Philippe Stern himself. About 10,000 photographs complete this application, enabling the user to zoom in on details or examine features that may not be visible in the display cases.

Guided tours

The Patek Philippe Museum organizes playful and educational tours which enable adults and/or children to discover ancestral expertise of watchmaking through the collections of the Museum.

Public guided tours

Every Saturday at 2pm (in French) and 2.30pm (in English)

A Legacy of Genius - 2h
Discover Patek Philippe Museum's collections from the 16th to the 21st century with a professional guide.

Private guided tours
(by appointment only)

Tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

A Legacy of Genius - 2h
Discover Patek Philippe Museum's collections from the 16th to the 21st century with a professional guide.

Geneva at the Heart of Time - 3h (May to October)
A cultural and didactic tour through the historic streets of Geneva in the era of cabinotiers, ending with a "discovery" visit of the Patek Philippe Museum.

Educational guided tours
(by appointment only)

Tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

Enamel or the arts of fire
Discover enamel painting, a major art form significantly linked to the adornment of the watch, from its origins around 1630 to the creations of the 21st century.

The world of Automatas
“Thematic” tour through the collections of automata and musical objects of the museum.

Revolution in time
“Discovery” visit for children (8-16) about horology, from its origins to nowadays through the collections of the museum.

Admission fees

Adults: CHF 10
AVS / AI / unemployed / Students (aged 18-25): CHF 7
Groups (as of 10 people): CHF 5 / person
Children under 18: free

Address

Patek Philippe Museum

Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland.

Directions (via GoogleMap)

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 14h00 - 18h00
Saturday 10h00 - 18h00

Closed on following bank holidays:

Friday 24th to Monday 27th December, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th January 2022.

Facility access for disabled persons

Access
Bus: 1 - stop: École-de-Médecine
Trams : 12 & 15 - stop : Plainpalais
Parking: Plainpalais, Exit: Avenue du Mail