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About the Seiko Museum

Let’s Learn about Time

A center for the study of time and timepieces and information source from Seiko

“History of Timepieces” area on the 1st floor

The Seiko Museum (formerly the Seiko Institute of Horology) was established in 1981 as part of a 100th anniversary project seeking to assemble, preserve, and study various materials and samples related to "time and timepieces."
The Seiko Museum has served as a center for the study of time and timepieces and as an information resource from Seiko since its full-fledged renovation in April 2012.

In the "Sports Watch" area

The exhibitions and installations at the Seiko Museum are entertaining for visitors of all ages, from adults to kids. Visitors see and learn about the evolution of timepieces, traditional clocks from Japan (Wadokei), the history of Seiko, its products and experience in the art of sports time-keeping in action and experience the art of sports time-keeping in action.


The Website was greatly expanded in 2015 and now provides a rich assortment of information.
Website visitors can experience a virtual walk around the museum from the comfort of their homes in the 360° panoramic Virtual Tour.
Interesting articles with new content on the Evolution of Timepieces, History of Seiko, and Timepiece Knowledge are regularly updated.

Early mechanical clock
"Seiko" area on the 2nd floor seen in the Virtual Tour
Seiko watches designated as "Mechanical Engineering Heritages"

Museum news and Website updates are released on this page. Keep an eye on this page.

The Seiko Museum Website

General information

Facility name Seiko Museum
Location Higashi Mukojima 3-9-7, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0032
TEL +81-3-3610-6248
Hours 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (The admission time is limited until 3:00 pm)
Closed Mondays, national holidays (open on May 3, 4 and 5), and year-end and new-year holidays. When a national holiday falls on a Monday, we will be closed on the next day, Tuesday, too.
Admission fee Free (Reservation by telephone required)

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