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    Time Museum, Tehran, Iran

    Tehran - Time Museum, Tehran, Iran


    • Price: 4 $
    • Working Hours: It is open from 9 am to 4 pm every day (except Fridays and National Holidays).
    • More Info: Time Museum 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.
    • How to get there: By bus: you can take a bus in Vali Asr BRT Line and go to Za’faraniyah station (زعفرانیه). After five minutes walking on Za’faraniyah Street, you will reach Barzin Baghdadi intersection where Time museum is located. By metro, you should use Line 1 toward Tajrish Sq. and leave the train at Tajrsih station. After leaving the station with taxi or bus on BRT line on Vali Asr , go to the south and go to Zafaraniyeh station. Then you can find the museum on Za’farani avenue.

    Tehran, this busy yet beautiful megalopolis, contains many awesome old museum and mansions which are the main tourist attractions of it. Thus far, amid these eye-catching museums, there is a particular one related to Time. Time Museum founded on May, 1999 is the first time museum in Iran. 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.

    The 80 years old mansion is located inside a 5 hectares garden, which dates back to Muhammad Shah and Naser Aldin Shah(Qajar) Era.

    The mansion has two floors. On the first floor the evolution of mechanical watches from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century is on display. Each one of hawk, pendulum, desktop, and wall standing watches, depicts the craft of watchmaking compilation. It seems like various arts such as sculpture, enamel, and mosaic have been represented at the wheels of time.

    On the second floor of the museum, conventional pocket watches, watches owned by prominent political and historical characters and also specific clocks relevant to time stamping cards, shift guards, ships and army in different types can be visited.

    At the calendars spectacle, you can see the evolution of time measurement tools, prototype of the oldest dated Persian document, mechanical watches from ancient and Pre-Islamic era to more contemporary ones. Notable types of fossils from different geological eras and famous clocks and watches from artists and craft makers are also presenting in this floor of museum. Some of the exhibits bear the signature of their makers. The walls of the museum are graced with documents on Iranian calendar. The Plaster-moulding of the walls is a combination of Iranian and European style.

    Notes & Recommendations:

    There is a nice cafe right in the yard of the museum which is a lovely place to spend your time with your friends. It provides more than 18 different choices of warm meal and more than 10 choices of cold. There are also occasional arts exhibitions.

    Photography is free in the courtyard and inside the museum.

    Before going, it's better to make a call and ask the exact visiting time of the museum so you would better manage your time.


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    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.