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Steam Clock - Ariande

Rue de la Liberation, St. Helier
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Ranked #13 of 14 Attractions in St. Helier
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Oct 15, 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We drove past this little attraction on the way to Gorey so stopped on the way back to watch the action at 5pm. It is fascinating but we did expect a little more action. Disappointed to hear 3 toots at 5 o'clock!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really brightens up the quayside. Reminds me of a steam train. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area or even driving past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ariadne did not blow bubbles or make a noise while we were there. Another shame on Jersey, a land with so much money and so little care for it's residents.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I liked this just for the novelty of how it looks. It makes a dull quayside a bit more colourful and interesting. Worth a photo if you are walking past (which we did on our way to the maritime museum).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We went to see this. It is one of a kind I suppose, we had never seen one like it before anywhere. In good condition, well kept. Worth a look if your at the marina.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a feature for anyone walking or driving around St Helier. New yachts and an old steam clock both fascinating in their own way!! Well worth the visit do not just pass it by!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It looks like a piece of an old steam boat with a clock in between the chimneys. Apart from the hands of time, there is no (steam) activity whatsoever.

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