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American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
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When I planned this visit I had no idea that there were literally several thousand clocks and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shokan, New York
via mobile
Time well spent!

Our family went, midday on a Saturday in August. Debbie, the woman who greeted us, couldn't have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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. 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I planned this visit I had no idea that there were literally several thousand clocks and watches in this place! Everything from ordinary to extraordinary. You do not need to be a clock fan or collector to appreciate the incredible beauty and rarity of...More

Thank HappyCamper00000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went, midday on a Saturday in August. Debbie, the woman who greeted us, couldn't have been more perfect. She was right away welcoming but not gushing. She gave us the overview and knew exactly what would interest the kids and the adults. At...More

Thank Citymominwoods
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to learn how the clock started and how it grew to what we have today. It is a great place to visit and very educational.

Thank Claudette L
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were visiting a friend in Bristol, CT. On a morning that she had to work she recommended we visit the museum. It was terrific. Beverly was the volunteer that greeted us and got us started on our tour. It was amazing to see the...More

Thank BDFD
Reviewed 26 March 2017

it has some interesting things but needs a modern update. Kids go when they are on field trips and dont usually go back because it never changes

Thank fusionunion
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed to visit and learn the history of "time" while in Bristol. Locals can get passes from Library. Check it out on a rainy day! Call ahead for hours..

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

Thank Hemant K
Reviewed 26 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,...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

Thank louiseweezer61
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...More

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