Friday, March 24, 2017

American Clock and Watch Museum Opens April 1

The American Clock & Watch Museum located on 100 Maple Street in Bristol will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 1, so circle the date on your calendar to plan a visit. 

Take a selfie with the world's largest Kit-Cat clock! Check out the clock repair demonstrations in the clock shop, take "time" to view the  2017 exhibit, "By the Bell”, and  enjoy the new novelty gallery! To celebrate the spring opening there will be free admission for all visitors.

The museum will be open seven days a week 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. from April 1st through November, and Friday through Sunday beginning December 1st through Opening Day 2018. The museum is located at 100 Maple Street, in Bristol, CT. For more information, visit the or call the museum 860-583-6070.

About The American Clock & Watch Museum

 The museum holds one of the largest collections of American clocks and watches in the world with approximately 6,000 timepieces in its collection. As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, many timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour. Located in the historic "Federal Hill" district of Bristol, the museum boasts 10,000sq. ft. of exhibit space housed in an 1801 Federal-style home and two modern additions. It has a beautiful sundial garden that is meticulously maintained by the members of the Bristol Garden Club.

The museum is devoted to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret 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 watchmaking and manufacture; encourage the preservation of information, objects, architecture, and historic sites related to American horology; and study and interpret the history of American horology through educational programs for both general audiences and clock enthusiasts, cooperating with other public and private agencies to make programs available to the widest possible audience.

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