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“"Clocks and watches are forms of art"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of American Clock and Watch Museum

American Clock and Watch Museum
100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010
+1 860-583-6070
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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. The special exhibit for 2014 is called "Cultivating a Collection: Discovering Treasures." The exhibit examines the collections of private collectors as well as new pieces that have been discovered and added to the museum's collection. 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. Open April 26th through December 2014. 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Bristol, Connecticut
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“"Clocks and watches are forms of art"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Clocks and watches stand the test of time. They truly are works of art.nwhen you step into the museum, it feels like going back in time each piece has a history to it and you can examine all the craftsmanship has going into everything there. The staff is very helpful. The clock outside does not represent what's inside. The time you spend there is well worth it. Hope everyone has fun who visits there.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“American Clock and Watch Museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live 2 blocks from this museum. It's a "clock museum." The clock outside of the museum does not work. Need I say more???

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“Timeless history of clocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would be glad to recommend this museum to anyone wiyh an interest in clocks. My wife and I spent many afternoons going to auctions to purchase mantle clocks when we were dating. The American Clock and Watch Museum has so many beautiful examples of time keeping. I hope you enjoy visiting as much as we did last time!

Visited March 2013
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“Clock Museum-A Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I visited the American Clock and Watch Museum to attend a fund raiser; the museum has been modernized with new exhibits and history pieces which was well worth the time spent. Any history or clock buff would be well served to visit and tour.

Visited January 2013
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“Suprisingly Interesting but not for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stopped in Bristol specifically to see this museum. Although I have always enjoyed clocks, my wife does not share the same interest, and I was concerned that she would not be bored. Alas! That was not the case. She enjoyed the exhibits as much as I did, and we spent about an hour and half exploring the different rooms packed with clocks from different eras and manufacturers. We made a point of arriving before 12 so we could experience the sounds of the chimes and they struck the 12 O'clock hour. The price for admission is reasonable, and the greeter answers any questions you have.

Visited July 2013
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