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National Watch and Clock Museum

514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
+1 717-684-8261
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Impressive

The museum has a very large collection of watches and clocks from all over the world and spanning... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ricmar60
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PA
Interesting place

This museum has a LOT of clocks and watches. That's certainly fine as far as it goes, but I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dorsalmo
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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest...more
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514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
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+1 717-684-8261
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"pocket watches"
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"on display"
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"james bond"
in 8 reviews
"moving figures"
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"two hours"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 15 reviews
"every hour on the hour"
in 3 reviews
"sounds boring"
in 3 reviews
"national association"
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"watch making"
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"minute movie"
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"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"lancaster county"
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"timepieces"
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"demonstration"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum has a very large collection of watches and clocks from all over the world and spanning centuries. There is an information film that you can watch before you tour the museum. Too bad, there were no close captions for the hard of hearing...More

Thank Ricmar60
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a LOT of clocks and watches. That's certainly fine as far as it goes, but I was more interested in the history of timepieces and how they work. They do a decent job on the first, but fall a bit short (I...More

Thank dorsalmo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the museum which covers the history of timekeeping and clocks and focuses on clocks made in the US. Clocks and firearms are the first things that were mass-produced with interchangeable parts in the US and started the Industrial Revolution. We...More

Thank CAK45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting for a quick visit to see time history. 12 year old son enjoyed it. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Loved seeing the Engle Clock exhibit.

Thank cbrooks1023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the tiniest pocket watch to the cuckoo clocks to the Monumental Clock, this museum has it all. There are interactive activities for children (although just a few). It is so interesting to see how humans have been keeping time through the ages. You won't...More

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and 18 other motorcyclist were in the area and this was one of our stops. When first informed about where we were going I said where? But to my surprise it was an awesome time and very informative. You learn something every day. Thank...More

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Saw review of this museum in area brochures we picked up at local visitors center. I thought it would definitely be worth a visit. Surprised to see signs for this museum on the way to Turkey Hill Experience. Then we found it was only a...More

Thank Kathleen K
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The best collection and display of clocks and watches I have ever seen worldwide, bar none. World class museum in an unknown town! Very helpful staff.

Thank Skipper090
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I had been past this place many times not thinking much of the place. I had some free time so I made a little detour. I was wowed. Every clock that you can imagine is here. The staff, very knowledgeable. It is worth your time.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

The beautiful museum has an impression collection of watches and clocks. I spent a good three hours and still was unable to read all the cards on every display. My children (10 and 13) were more anxious to leave. But some advanced planning distracted their...More

1  Thank jpetula
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Gabriela C
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Perdón, es Liege 1905 Hors Concours
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Response from youthgoes | Reviewed this property |
Hola Gabriela! Recomendaría entrar en contacto con el reloj nacional y el museo del reloj para ver. Sé que a veces compran o aceptan artículos, y tienen un buen personal. No sé si lo aceptarían o no, pero vale la pena... More
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Response from JeanieBeanieD | Reviewed this property |
They are N.A.W.C.C. Look there. Right now they have limited museum hours = Tues thru Sat 10-4 Starting in April they expand to Sunday, then after Memorial Day their hours expand. Enjoy your trip!
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