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A very technical art museum

Museum CIMA summarise the history of Sainte-Croix with ups and down. At the beginning of 1800 the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David R
Lugano, Switzerland
good . but there could be some improvements

While the general visite is very interesting we have been disappointment by the fact that they do... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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“A very technical art museum”
11 Jun 2017
“good . but there could be some improvements”
rue de l' Industrie 2, Sainte-Croix 1450, Switzerland
+41 24 454 44 77
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Reviewed yesterday

Museum CIMA summarise the history of Sainte-Croix with ups and down. At the beginning of 1800 the town produced not only watches (common in the Jura area) but also music boxes. Music boxes are the first digital (yet mechanical) music devices with a rich technical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

While the general visite is very interesting we have been disappointment by the fact that they do NOT really show that their showpieces don't only have a past but also a today and, it seems, a tomorrow with the current REUGE collection. Why not show...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

It was more than a surprise the pieces they have put together. And a guided tour at that. Dedicated to the task. Extremely useful.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

There are already several reviews recommending an excursion to the mountain town of Ste. Croix and indeed the windy (though certainly not scary) serpentine road with gorgeous views of the lake in the distance and the high Alps adds to the experience! In fact my...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I went to this museum about music boxes and automates by coincidence. I had heard of it and thought i would try. We really all liked it very much (2 girls aged 8 & 10 + me). It is really a well kept secret...anyway the...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank BernieBird
Reviewed 16 October 2013

What an excellent surprise! i would definitely recommend the guided tour. They have such exclusive pieces and exquisite pieces! What a delight.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Saint Croixe was the source of the music box, the little barrel with pins in that as it turns plays a tune on a fine comb of metal teeth. Today there is only one manufacturer left but in the past there were hundreds employed in...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank milner2000
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This time (my second visite) I went with friends which initially thought that a music box is only for the old and elderly. However, thanks to the fact that the museum also shows todays production from Reuge this museum really is worthwile the 41 turns...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Geneva2009
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Not in a center of switzerland but absolutely worthwile to spend a few hours. Guided tours as per their website for the museum part and a great reuge music box store in the same building for very current pieces. Great history but also todays masterpieces.

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank Geneva2009
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Informative and fun. Guided tour in French but with English written commentary .........not to be missed.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Patricia H
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