The fire clock – from 5 to 8 years old

The graduated candle arrived in Europe in the 8th century due to a monk’s need to know the prayer times during the night. This time measurement, also known as “fire clock”, became very popular in the Middle Ages. It was actually one of the first clocks that could be used during the night.

L’Espace Horloger offers you the opportunity to create your own “fire clock” made from a candle, a tin can and some decorative elements!


Practical informations

On reservation

Price per person: CHF 20.-*
Duration: 1 hour
Language: French
Minimum number of participants: 5 people
Maximum number of participants: 12 people

*The price includes museum admission and the activity