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American Clock & Watch Museum

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Address: 100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
Phone Number: +1 860-583-6070
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock...

Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watch making with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the country. Over 1500 timekeepers are on display and many chime & strike on the hour. The museum boasts one of the largest displays of American-made timepieces in the world. Designated as one of Connecticut's cultural treasures, the museum has been a destination in Connecticut for over 60 years. The museum is housed in an 1801 home with an authentic American sundial garden. The museum gift shop has a wide variety of clock-related gifts and books. Open April to December. The museum is open seven days a week, 10:00a.M. To 5:00p.M. Museum members admitted FREE, Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 8-17 $3, Children under 8 admitted FREE. Group tour rates available for 10 or more visitors. Call for details.

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Good to know American clock history

Nice place with lots of clocks from history. Kids may not find it interesting but otherwise good place specially if u r interested is history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with lots of clocks from history. Kids may not find it interesting but otherwise good place specially if u r interested is history.

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Thank Hemant K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A small looking museum housed in a historic home hold a large number of clocks and watches. The early manufacturing process of clock making is displayed with video, audio and exhibits. The clocks represented are tower clocks, grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, wall clocks, time pieces, watches and clocks you can't imagine. Go around 11 or 12 to hear the clocks... More 

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Thank John N
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband being an avid clock enthusiast we spent all day in the museum. Beautiful collection and very knowledgeable staff.

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Thank louiseweezer61
Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great clock museum. The person walked us around to get us started and was very knowledgeable and super nice. There are 6000 clocks rotated to be viewed. We really enjoyed the museum. Wish we lived closer so we could participate in the activities.

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Thank scrapcat
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible collection of ancient and American timepieces. Check internet for prices, times and special presentation. They also have antique evaluation but always call to find when!

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Thank GringoAlto2000
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a place for antique clock lovers. Housed in an antique home and addition, the Bristol museum is a haven for horologists and newcomers. It is open seasonally from April to the Fall. Within reach of all the Northeast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have lived in the area all my life but, I have never been to this place until visiting friends brought me here last year. I was amazed at what I had missed. The clocks and watches were extremely well displayed and they all had, for the most part, an interesting history attached to them. Most of the time pieces... More 

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Thank Wayne J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Excellent piece of history for an area where Seth Thomas and Timex made watches and clocks. Very affordable for the family AND a couple of blocks from the Bristol Fire and Carousel Museum. Good family fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited this quirky little museum this summer and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the collection. It was a really neat way to spend our afternoon. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous and the time pieces were diverse and in beautiful condition. I would love to go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Make sure when you visit you go at lunch time so you can hear all the clocks chime! It's a really cool experience. As well as seeing all the different types of clocks and interesting things they put clocks into such as rings and ect.

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