The Museum of Time

Museo del Tiempo

Phonographs, gramophones, radios, music boxes, telephones, televisions, and clocks, so many clocks, are all part of the antique artifacts displayed in this mansion turned time museum.

It is impossible to know where to look first when you step into this mansion built by architect Antonio Rivas Mercado. Everything vies visitors’ attention. Markus Frehner, the museum’s director, leads visitors on tours through the facility while recounting interesting stories about each of the collection’s pieces.

For example, see an English clock from 1705 was made by the royal clockmaker to Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and a 1923 Victrola, worth a little more than a Ford in its day. Or, look at a German grandfather clock from 1875, made of ebony.

In addition to being a museum that lets visitors travel through time via its approximately 1,500 outdated devices, it has a Centro de Servicio de Relojes y Aparatos (Clock and Device Service Center) where engineers, woodworkers, varnishers, jewelers, and electricians restore and maintain all kinds of clocks.




Museo del Tiempo, Tlalpan Centro I, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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