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MZTV Museum of Television

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Interesting Collection of TV Memorabilia with the story of invention of Electronic TV

Well organized and outlined Museum of Television right in the Heart of Liberty Village in Downtown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Igor K
Amazing collection of TVs. A must see for technology enthusiasts.

This is a very well curated museum containing a large collection of vintage TVs including the very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The MZTV Museum and Archive seeks to protect, preserve and promote the Receiving Instruments of Television History. Whereas other North American Museums of Broadcasting feature Programs, ours is unique in its focus on the History of the Technology...more
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64 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized and outlined Museum of Television right in the Heart of Liberty Village in Downtown Toronto. Some old TVs are even in operating conditions. Nice to see the images on the screen, how it used to be during the time of Black and White...More

Thank Igor K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well curated museum containing a large collection of vintage TVs including the very first displayed at the World Fair just before WWII. The exhibits are organized beautifully and documents the development of television since its invention. A downloadable app narrates and...More

Thank Roadster8
Reviewed 13 September 2018

It is a really nice collection of old TVs dating back to the 1920's when it was a "mechanical TV". Don't know what that is? Check it out at this museum. It is a single room, but I did manage to spend 2 hours there...More

Thank toram23901
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I had a great time at the MZTV museum. The director and two women working there welcomed me like a long-lost friend. They even gave me chocolates! The museum itself is wonderful. It must have one of the biggest collections of pre-war televisions in the...More

Thank DMC697
Reviewed 27 May 2018

As part of "Doors Open" in Toronto today, we decided to visit the "Zoomerplex" in Liberty Village. We were totally impressed by the displays and information in the MZTV Museum. Anybody with an interest in television's history would love this place. They even have an...More

Thank honeybee1951
Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you are interested in the history of TV - the equipment, not the content - you can spend an interesting hour or so here. You can learn about early pioneers of television and how they approached making TV possible. There is a wonderful collection...More

Thank greigholder
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Very entertaining and educational seeing and reading about the history of the television set. Never even heard of a mechanical TV but now I know. It was great seeing all the models over the years from reflective TV screens to art deco designs to TVs...More

Thank TripperDudes
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My husband and I were in Toronto for a few days and had seen this museum listed in the points of interest section. It is a little off the beaten track but well worth the time to locate the museum. We were greeted by Daryl...More

Thank bette s
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The singular focus of the museum is its greatest strength. These classic televisions are a rare find, and reveal a lot about the technological and social culture in which they were made. For instance, while I had read that some people thought the government was...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It only takes an hour or two to go through but for older folks and many young people this museum will fascinate. Many different types of televisions on display. If you are spending a few days in Toronto, be sure to seek this one out.

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