Museums

Time Museum

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Iran: Tehran
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Time Museum (Tamasha-gah Zaman)

Address: No. 12, Baqdadi St., Zaferanieh St., Vali Asr Ave., Tehran
Phone: 98 21 241 7336/7


This museum present an interesting and absorbing collection of timekeepers.

The 700 Sq. m building is situated in a 6000 Sq. m garden. It is embellished with various dazzling Iranian arts and crafts such as ornamental brickwork, arched ceiling decorated with painting, plasterwork, tile work, nodular wood work and stone work.

1- The Garden
- Zarvan Tablet: The mythological view of the ancient Iranians toward time.
- Biological Clocks: Plants and animals that react at different hours of the day.
- Early Clocks: The working models of some simple clocks used by ancient people: Sundial, water clock, sandglass and fire clock.
- Time in biology & Geo-chronometry: Methods of determining the age of trees, some animals and sedimentary layers of the earth.

2- The Building
- Mechanical clocks and watches: Some antique clocks and watches from 17th to 20th century.
- Calendars: The main existing calendars of the world and the copies of some simple ancient calendars.
- Data bank and library: Complimentary information on any section of Time Museum is available through the use of computer and library.

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