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Deal Timeball Tower Museum

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Although I was born and bred in Deal I have never been to see the Timeball Museum. They had an open... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2019
wright_lindsay4143
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Deal Timeball Tower Museum, Deal, Kent

Excellent visit for us & our 2 grandsons aged 9 & 11 years old. There is something of interest for... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
birdgough
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All reviews goodwin sands interesting exhibits maritime history morse code watch the ball drop run by volunteers interesting visit would recommend a visit worth a visit telescope video ships signalling mechanism lightship telegraph gem
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

Although I was born and bred in Deal I have never been to see the Timeball Museum. They had an open day so I decided to go and it certainly was worth it. Helpers on hand to answer any questions you had. Yes, would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit for us & our 2 grandsons aged 9 & 11 years old. There is something of interest for all ages & lovely views over Deal rooftops & our to sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank birdgough
Reviewed September 9, 2018

If you like time, navigation, and the sea, this is a Must See. Friendly helpful staff and several floors of exhibits including a 15 min video.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a visit to the Time ball Tower 3 weeks ago whilst we were visiting Deal. We found it to be most informative and very interesting and were lucky enough to be there when the Time ball rose and dropped at 1pm.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank llomas
Reviewed September 2, 2018

There was much more to see and do than we expected. My 8 year old particularly loved the morse code machine, the ship models and watching the timeball drop. The stall were very friendly and welcoming and there was a quiz for children to complete...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is an excellent small museum, worth a visit if only to watch the timeball drop. Very easy to find from Deal town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

The Deal Timeball Tower museum is unique in my experience. The Timeball itself is highly unusual, but has a fascinating in British maritime history. The structure is interesting, with the timeball making the hours during the day in the summer months. Inside is a fascinating...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip A
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

An interesting building and display made even more impressive by the fact that it is run by volunteers who have kept the building alive. Excellent views from the top of the tower. Can see the light ship and goodwin sands. Video is informative but perhaps...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mooseman007
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Staffed by welcoming volunteers- on my day it was the lovely Catherine and Malcom - they ensured that I had every opportunity to make the most of my visit. I learnt lots from both the displays and video but mostly from them sharing their knowledge....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ReedsKentUK
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the tower. Very interesting place & the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks very much. The Tucker family

Date of experience: August 2018
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