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Steam Clock - Ariande

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Address: Rue de la Liberation, St. Helier
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I went here with family it was nice to look at a shame I didn't know what it actually was or I would have found it more interesting, it was worth a visit and i hope next time we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went here with family it was nice to look at a shame I didn't know what it actually was or I would have found it more interesting, it was worth a visit and i hope next time we go (with me knowing more about it) that it is fuctioning

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice to look at, but a lot more could have been done with this space. Pretty boring place to sit and too near traffic belting out fumes for my liking.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was amazing to see a steam clock but unfortunately it wasn't functioning the day I went, still it's a beautiful clock and well worth a visit- if you go to the maritime museum it's around the back of the building!

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Unusual clock based on the middle section of a paddle steamer, however it didn't seem to working and the time shown was wrong.

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Benidoleig, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very large stream clock, very strange location for such an impressive clock. Located right next to a very busy and noisy road, this clock rings bells, toots, whistles and blows bubbles on the hour. Interesting to view the mechanics of this, the largest steam clock in the world.

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Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was under the impression that this would chime and blow steam (based on things I'd read) but it did neither despite visiting on more than one occasion. It may only operate during the summer season tough. Still a lovely thing to see and worth a visit to see this and the benches around here and the marina.

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Dunblane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A novel clock driven by steam power and they say it is the only steam clock in the world. It is shaped like a packet steamer and is worth a look for the curiosity value. Shame you cannot play on it because it looks like it ought to be a great climbing toy but there are notices on it warning... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Not an attraction as such, hence the rating but interesting to see a steam powered clock. The paddle wheels actually work

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I couldn't see what it was about. Is it run by steam? I don't think so. What's the point of it? Yes, it told the time but that's about it as far as I could see.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An interesting piece of machinery, though unfortunately when we visited there was little evidence of the steam aspects operating. I was more interested, therefore, in the plaques on the surrounding benches, giving details of some of the the historic shipbuilding of Jersey and the associated shipyards.

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