National Watch and Clock Museum

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National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum
4.5
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The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.The National Watch & Clock Museum is conveniently located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.
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Kathy O
Somerdale, NJ28 contributions
Beautiful collection of time pieces
May 2021 • Couples
If you like time pieces this is your place. A wonderful display of everything from watches to clock tower mechanisms. If you are into James Bond, don't miss the watch display of a bunch of the watches worn by the bond actors.
Written May 21, 2021
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FlapjawJr
Harrisburg, PA557 contributions
Well done.
Nov 2020 • Couples
Nice museum with well laid out displays and many (12,000) pieces in their collection. From giant wooden clock tower mechanisms down to wrist watches, it’s an expansive collection nicely presented.
Written November 21, 2020
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Hometown man
Lancaster County, PA7 contributions
Ecstatic
Oct 2020 • Friends
Wow you never expect the treasures behind this beautifully designed building.
And then RIVERTOWN ANTIQUES BANK AVE COLUMBIA PA was more than impressive. 3 hours just gasping at the ANTIQUES. EACH DOCUMENTED BY RON MADAR AND GEORGIA.
FELT like family as they guided us thru the Historic Tobacco Warehouse all original.
Truly a must see showstopper.
Written October 29, 2020
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Susan Smith
30 contributions
Don't miss this gem!
Nov 2019
Hands down a wonderful time spent at this museum. It is so interesting! They have this great piano show that is so historic!
Written October 25, 2020
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Familia4NY
25 contributions
Interesting!
Aug 2019
We traveled to Lancaster from NYC. This museum was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed our visit in 2018 and again in 2019 for gifts shopping. Check it out. The older man at the customer service desk at entry is friendly with kids and pleasant to speak with. Cool and different experience with the Clock tour.
Written July 27, 2020
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bweids5
Landenberg, PA44 contributions
A surprisingly enjoyable afternoon viewing a great collection of time pieces.
Aug 2019
This museum is really first rate with a collection of time pieces across many eras and from throughout the world. A real plus was the research center where people helped me to discover when and where my grandfather's pocket watch was made.
Written March 3, 2020
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Yvette
New York City, NY47 contributions
A Gem of a museum!
Nov 2019
One may not think a museum dedicated to clocks and museums could be so interesting but we spent two hours in this museum. It is much larger than one would think. You get a history of clocks with many different types of clocks on display. An Impressive collection from the beginning of time to present. There are activities for children and adults alike. There is also a small gift shop at the end of the tour. If you are in the area, do not miss this attraction!
Written November 27, 2019
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SamMiddletown
Middletown353 contributions
SUPRISE!!!!!
Mar 2019
How exciting can a WATCH museum be, Really.. Boy, will you be suprised!!!!! The museum, just goes, on and on. Really interesting, who would have thought. The quality, and variety of watches, just is increadible. Give em a try, be suprised like us.
Written November 16, 2019
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samuelabrams
New York City, NY128 contributions
Phenomenal
Oct 2019 • Family
This is a wonderful museum and a total surprise givens it’s scope and quality. My family loved it and the extensive collection. My little one loves clocks and he was in heaven. This is absolutely worth a visit. I do with they had a little area for kids, but the place is phenomenal nonetheless
Written October 19, 2019
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robert c
8 contributions
Larger than expected
Sep 2019 • Couples
Quite an extensive collection, well preserved and displayed. Starts with sundials, goes through various timekeeping devices (timers, clocks and watches) up through the atomic clock and quartz watches. The ( temporary) civil war watch collection was fascinating, as was the part the railroads played in setting our US time zones. I would not recommend this for famiies with younger children.
Written September 16, 2019
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