National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

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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. For National Watch and Clock Museum and beyond, use our Columbia trip planning tool to get the most from your Columbia vacation.
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • This is such a neat place. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I took my two younger kids (ages 14 & 11) as a field trip and they enjoyed it as well. There is a fun scavenger hunt for the kids to complete. This really is a great place to visit, plan to spend some time looking around, there is so much to see.
  • Absolutely amazing! Anyone that is interested in horology, clocks, watches, and watch making needs to go here! So informative, the layout was excellent, the collections that were there were absolutely impressive, and the staff is so friendly! The pocket watch section was the most impressive and has led me to a new found interest in them!

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