Visit the Zimmer Museum in Lier

Visit the Zimmer Museum in Lier

Opening hours

Open continuously from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Not opened on: Monday

A visit to the Zimmer Museum can be combined with a snack and a drink in “De Zimmer“, which is located in the Zimmer Tower complex. Opening days and hours depend on the season.

Where to find us

Zimmerplein 19
2500 Lier

Entry prices

Children up to 5 years: free
From 6 to 15 years: 2 euro per person
From 16 years: 5 euro per person

Groups of 15 children or more: 1.5 euros per person
Groups of 15 people or more: 3.5 euros per person

The visit includes the Zimmer Tower with “Jubilee Clock” and “Astronomical Studio”, and the Zimmer Pavilion with the “Wonder Clock”. An audio system allows a choice of four languages: Dutch, French, German and English. The visit takes 40 to 50 minutes. In the context of time and space, an introduction is given starting with the “big bang” and then, via Zimmer’s cogwheels, another view is given of modern electronics for measuring time.

Two publications are available for sale at the desk: a limited overview of the most important bells and a comprehensively illustrated book on the Zimmermuseum with more than 200 pages.

Why these low entrance fees? 

In line with Louis Zimmer’s philosophy, we deliberately keep admission prices low. After all, Zimmer wanted to stimulate the interest of as many children as possible.

A visit to the Zimmer Tower is therefore more than worthwhile! 

Book your visit here

We want to make the museum visit as pleasant and safe as possible. Therefore, the following guidelines apply:

  • A mouth mask is no longer mandatory, but caution is still required.
  • Reservation is recommended. This can be done by telephone on +32 3 800 03 95 or via e-mail on A reservation is only final after confirmation.
  • We limit the number of visitors per twenty minutes in order to maintain sufficient distance. 
  • You can pay your ticket and a purchase from the shop contactlessly via Bancontact. Our counter is equipped with a Plexiglas screen.
  • We ensure the safe handling of multimedia.
  • Hand gels have been provided in different areas of the museum.
  • Stick to the fixed route and follow the advice of our museum staff.
  • Reservations can be made for times between 10 and 11.30 am and between 1 and 4.30 pm. We are closed on Mondays.

Enjoy your visit!

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