National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

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The National Watch and Clock Museum (NWCM), located in Columbia, Pennsylvania, is one of a very few museums in the United States dedicated solely to horology, which is the history, science and art of timekeeping and timekeepers.

Like its subsidiary institution, the NAWCC Library & Research Center, the National Watch and Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), a non-profit organization with about 21,000 members and an educational mission.
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  • Absolutely fantastic place! Allow at least 2-3 hours. Don't miss the demonstration of Engle clock with literally hundreds of moving parts. 
    Absolutely fantastic place! Allow at least 2-3 hours. Don't miss the demonstration of Engle clock with literally hundreds of moving parts.  more »
  • Got to see the Engle clock demonstration it was really cool. It happens twice a day and the docent explaining it wandered through the museum inviting people to see it. Very strange to be in a room... 
    Got to see the Engle clock demonstration it was really cool. It happens twice a day and the docent explaining it wandered through the museum inviting people to see it. Very strange to be in a room...  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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