Musée du Temps

Located in the sumptuous setting of the Granvelle Palace in Besançon, the museum of Time invites the inquisitive visitor to discover the obssessional quest of measurement by the masters of Time. Besançon was known as the capital of watchmaking, here it is the capital of Time. From astronomical clocks to the echo of frequency, from the piezoelectricity of quartz to the atomic clocks, from the infinitely big to the infinitely small of micro-technologies, every thing here is excessive.

Musée du Temps
96 Grande rue Palais Granvelle
03 81 87 81 50
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Opening periods and special opening conditions / Covid-19

  • MDT capacity: 175 people The Museum of Time will close on Monday 8 November and reopen in mid-June 2022.


  • In the town centre
  • In town

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility

  • Yes



  • Parcours adapté aux enfants
  • Visite guidée sur rendez-vous
  • Visite libre

Groups tours

  • Visite guidée sur rendez-vous


  MINI MAXI Information(s) complementaire(s)
Base rate - full rate adult 4 € -