It all started in 1972 when António Tavares d’Almeida (1948-2012), the founder, received from his grandparents’ three broken pocket watches. Since then, he looked for watches across the country and world, in order to restore and increase the collection.
In 1995, he opened his collection to the public and since then more than 400 broken watches have been donated to the museum, all restored by his watchmakers and shown to the visitors.
In December 2011, he opened a new watch museum in Évora (Watch Museum – Évora) and the collection was split between the two museums.
Today, his son Eugénio, the current director of the museum, continues devoted to the museum, trying to restore not only his watches but also the ones that are donated to the museum.
Address: Rua de Serpa Pinto nº 6, 7000-505 Évora, Portugal
Phone: +351 266 751 434
Schedule (All Year):
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 02:00 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.,
- Tuesday to Friday from 02:00 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
- Normal Ticket: 2,00€,
- Children up to 10 years old (accompanied by an adult): Free,
- Members of Inatel Foundation, Groups +12 pax, +65 years old and Members of Montepio: 1,50€.