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American Clock & Watch Museum

100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
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Very cool and very interesting!!

At first this may sound kind of hokey, but once you are there you will realize it is anything but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CATTSAR
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While visiting relatives I took time to visit the museum and I was amazed at the different clocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duane C
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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!

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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.

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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 4 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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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to see this small museum for a long time and it did not disappoint. I admit by the end you can’t look at another clock or watch - but learning the history of clockmaking in Connecticut was fascinating to me. Hundreds of...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you plan on taking pictures, you may have to use a flash - because they keep the place so dark... Otherwise the clocks are fascinating...

Thank sekjr0521
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Learn about the history and inner works of clocks and see more of them than you can imagine! Beautiful clocks from the 1700s-1800s, many of them still chiming, as well as more modern timepieces. The lady who started us on our tour seemed passionate about...More

Thank ILoveTexas
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 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

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Barbara W
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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.
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