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Deal Timeball Tower Museum

Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
+44 1304 362444
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A Gem

A visit to Deal must take in this historical building. A great location on the edge of the beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Great views

We went on a heritage open day. A quirky little museum. Looking at the waves breaking on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
+44 1304 362444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Deal must take in this historical building. A great location on the edge of the beach with a maritime function. The ball at the top of the building rises and falls to assist seamen set the time just as the same devise...More

Thank 753anthonyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a heritage open day. A quirky little museum. Looking at the waves breaking on the Goodwin Sands was amazing.

Thank chcbb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Run by volunteers, who are only too willing to answer your questions. The tower is quite a climb, but well worth it for the views. Not open all the time, but does have info posted outside for opening times etc.

Thank lynnedbell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really interesting trip to the tower, the staff were friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable... We would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Thank k838nst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating and friendly little museum and we passed an absorbing hour there. Well worth it.

Thank RedhillChiliPepper
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A great location on the edge of the beach and interesting exhibits to do with time and signalling. Great views from the top floor with telescopes provided up to 60x. Can see individual buildings in Ramsgate easily and it feels like you could read a...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Externally interesting and historically important, and the purpose and operation of the Timeball tower makes it worth the visit, even if you miss the opening times. The website is clear of the hours and functions, so it was a matter of my trip planning. For...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Imagine the scene - you are on the corner of the old Naval Yard where the "luggers" supplied victuals to the ships anchored in the Downs. In later times, the ball was raised & lowered at 1.00 pm for ships to set their longitude. Good...More

Thank Beddington210
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Fascinating to think this was used to set clock times in olden days. A large ball on the roof rises on the hour then drops. Very interesting.

Thank ijmark
Reviewed 8 February 2017

went here a while ago it's enjoyable and the views are just great amazed how far you can see some very interesting things in the different rooms

1  Thank principality3
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