Museum of Measurement & Time, Jefferson

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The Museum of Measurement and Time is a nonprofit corporation with a Board of Directors. Exhibits of Land Surveying, Clocks and various measuring devices are on display. There is no charge to visit the museum. Donations are welcome, proceeds are used to maintain and improve the museum.



Most of the items on exhibit in the museum are from the private collection of Johnny and Edith Ingram. Life long collectors of antiques. The Ingram's are dedicated to sharing their love of antiques and are committed to maintaining the museum.



Visitors to Jefferson are able to walk in history by visiting this early Texas town and the many historic homes. Now that journey is extended with a museum that tells the tale of the land.
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  • Fantastic collection of clocks, and I mean really exotic clocks, as well as measurement devices like old slide rule predecessors. The owner was also extremely informative and friendly.  more »
  • I'm not a big fan of salt and pepper shakers so the large collection of those items weren't my cup of tea. BUT the conversation we had with Johnny about how land is measured was worth every minute. He...  more »
  • Happened upon this unique treasure while walking through this historic town. Walls and walls of measuring devices from times past as well as current. The owner was a library full of knowledge and we s...  more »
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  • Fascinating! A private collection now available to the public (at no cost), truly a labor of love. Kids had a blast!
  • The owners are a couple of lovely people who will tell you all kinds of fun and interesting things about the exhibits. The place itself is soothing to experience. The soft ticks of the possibly thousands of clocks, all set to different times so they randomly toll the hour or the half, is peaceful and calming. It's just an all around pleasant way to spend a bit of time. Even our 4 year old was fascinated.
  • Museum of Measurement is a great little museum to stop in to. I highly recommend chatting with the owners. They have tons of knowledge on time measurement and surveying.
  • This is my third time to visit and I always find something new to look at. It is worth the visit.
  • Great place to visit and learn!

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