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American Clock & Watch Museum

Opens in 1 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We were on a Mystery Bus Trip and did not know where we going. What a pleasant surprise. You do not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank E
Epsom, New Hampshire
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Very informative and interesting museum that shows the evolution of timepieces. Off the beaten... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymond, New Hampshire
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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...more
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100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010-5034
+1 860-583-6070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a Mystery Bus Trip and did not know where we going. What a pleasant surprise. You do not know what you don't know about Clocks and watches until you visit this entertaining and informative tour. The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable and very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting museum that shows the evolution of timepieces. Off the beaten path, but worth the 'time' spent. 😜

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American Clock and Watch Museum was a fun stop while in Bristol, CT. I had 3 children from 10-13 in tow. There is a scavenger hunt that kept the kids busy hunting while my mom and I read as many details as we could....More

Thank roseyday
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

Reviewed August 6, 2018 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
Reviewed May 14, 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!

Thank davidbN4341RG
Reviewed April 25, 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 April 19, 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
Reviewed April 4, 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

Thank bravefilius
Reviewed November 13, 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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Barbara W
May 31, 2018|
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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.