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American Clock & Watch Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Surprisingly interesting and fun

We were driving through Bristol and tried to find something to do. We decided to give the Clock... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Jim G
Waterford, Connecticut
Bucket list Item

We were on a Mystery Bus Trip and did not know where we going. What a pleasant surprise. You do not... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Frank E
Epsom, New Hampshire
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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...more
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100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

My second visit to the museum. $6 entry fee there is a family discount. Not a good place for young kids however a good example of history of clocks in ct.

2  Thank HappyCouple2867
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This is a collection of rooms with watches and clocks. The old clocks and watches are interesting and so was the gift shop. The rest was boring. X rating 2.11

1  Thank JohnX269
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were driving through Bristol and tried to find something to do. We decided to give the Clock & Watch Museum a try. The woman at the desk gave a very informative and fun presentation before letting us wander on our own. It covered the...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We were on a Mystery Bus Trip and did not know where we going. What a pleasant surprise. You do not know what you don't know about Clocks and watches until you visit this entertaining and informative tour. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and very...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting museum that shows the evolution of timepieces. Off the beaten path, but worth the 'time' spent. 😜

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The American Clock and Watch Museum was a fun stop while in Bristol, CT. I had 3 children from 10-13 in tow. There is a scavenger hunt that kept the kids busy hunting while my mom and I read as many details as we could....More

Thank roseyday
Reviewed 12 August 2018

At first this may sound kind of hokey, but once you are there you will realize it is anything but. There are nearly 6,000 clocks in this museum. The collection includes small retro clocks, ornate mantle clocks, magnificent grandfather clocks, eight day clocks, one taking...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

While visiting relatives I took time to visit the museum and I was amazed at the different clocks. I would recommend if you in Connecticut worth the stop .

Thank Duane C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Always thought the history of clocks was in Waterbury. . .who knew that a wonderful museum in Bristol would enlighten us! You have to be in the big clock room on the hour to hear the symphony of chimes!

Thank davidbN4341RG
Reviewed 25 April 2018

A wonderful collection of clocks and watches plus the history of time piece making over the centuries. You'll see and learn how the industry developed and grew in CT. Many of the clocks are works of art. Expect to spend 90 minutes there.

1  Thank rodlewis12
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I grew up in Connecticut, but only recently discovered this museum in Bristol. As an avid watch collector and horology enthusiast, I've always been fascinated with the engineering and design of timekeeping devices. Those into history will love reading about the clockmakers and actually seeing...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I found out about this place online and decided to check it out. Wow, was I impressed. The lady who greeted me gave me a quick little tour of the galleries on the main floor and provided me with a history of the museum and...More

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Barbara W
31 May 2018|
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Response from davidbN4341RG | Reviewed this property |
Yes as of Mothers Day weekend, and it is very cleaver the way the museum presents it.