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Swiss music boxes in a class of their own

Special exhibition from 1 October 2021 to 24 April 2022.


Manufacturers dotted along the Swiss Jura arc once produced large music boxes in a class of their own, either for exhibitions or on order. For almost unlimited musical enjoyment, technical innovations made it possible to play long pieces of music without interruption – a novelty in those days. The elegant musical furniture of the Belle Époque offered a blend of precision mechanics and particularly impressive musical performance encased in a dignified exterior. The Museum of Music Automatons is displaying these unique masterpieces from its own collection and rare pieces form European collections.  

A half-hour guided tour of the special exhibition takes place every Saturday at 11.30 am.