American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol

4.6
#2 of 10 in Things to do in Bristol
The American Clock & Watch Museum is a private, non-profit educational museum and research institution, established in 1952, to promote the history of American-made clocks & watches.

We do the following to meet our mission:

Maintain a museum in Bristol, CT, for collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the history and science of clocks, watches and other timekeepers of horological interest.

Operate a research library with historic and contemporary literature devoted to the history, development and manufacture of timekeepers.

Support a publication program to acquire, prepare, edit, publish and distribute new and reprinted documentary materials relative to clock and watch making and manufacture.

Study and interpret the history of American horology through educational programs to both general audiences and clock enthusiasts, and cooperate with other public and private agencies to make programs available to the widest possible audience.

Encourage the preservation of information, objects, architecture, and historic sites related to American horology. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bristol holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the American Clock & Watch Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This fascinating museum is absolutely worth visiting, The exterior is unassuming (it was originally a private home built in the early 1800s), but is absolutely stuffed full of clocks and watches...  more »
  • If you Love time (or timepieces) THIS is the place for you! This is the AMERICAN CLOCK & WATCH MUSEUM!!! Anything that has to do with clocks, watches and timepieces are on display with the History...  more »
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  • Nicely put together and lots of artifacts. It would be better if they had docents or tour guides to talk about the items. There are a few rooms behind the front desk which are really just collections- no information. The displays on the other side of the museum (you have to walk through the git shop to get to) are much better and more impressive. Admission prices are extremely reasonable, staff is nice, and the gift shop is not a ripoff. Private off-street parking.
  • It's very interesting to learn who crated clocks and it's history . The staff are extremely polite and we'll educated

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