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“Wonderful Time!”

American Clock & Watch Museum
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. 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. 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
Reviewed October 7, 2013

It doesn't look very much from the outside but once I stepped inside the doors I immediately knew that the effort to get there was well worth it. I received a warm greeting from Rose who clearly loves what she does and wants her visitors to thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Set in an old clapboard Colonial Style house with huge ceiling beams the various rooms are crammed full with early and later vintage clocks for which the locality was famous in times gone by.
To sit on one of the settes in front of the big old fireplace, listening to the ticking and chiming of the various clocks, was pure bliss.
It was $5 well spent and one of the 'highs' of my holiday. Anyone who finds themselves nearby should make the effort; they will not be disappointed

Thank Mervyn9
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised on the large collection of American clocks and watches. The employees were very friendly and informative . If you have a thing for clocks it's a must see!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We're not especially into clocks but still found this a fascinating place. Clocks, some dating to the 1600's were nicely labeled. The 8-10 rooms were packed with examples of almost every kind of historic clock imaginable. The entrance price was affordable ($5-6), and the staff person on duty gave a warm introduction and was eager to share her favorites.
It's not on a mainstream road, so call for directions if you don't have a GPS.

Thank NorthArrow
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have always been interested in watches and clocks. This museum contains over 2,000 timepieces and the rooms are arranged in an interesting way. I enjoyed looking at clocks and watches of all shapes, sizes and ages. There was also some detailed narration provided in addition to the personal attention offered by staff. The museum is reasonably priced and we took advantage of the family pricing. It is really worth the visit!

Thank wcres
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Arriving in the parking lot does not prepare you for the timeless wonders awaiting you inside this ageless work of art. We wanted to bring a gift for our Daughter, because of her love for timepieces. What we encountered left us speechless. She was beside herself with the gift and bruchure we gave her. Disney classic, History on craftsmen and their work station. If you have a love for this craft, this review will not give you the scope of what await you. "It's a Clock and Watch MUSEUM!!!..." Go...

Thank Verkon
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