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National Watch and Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Phone: 717-684-8261 --
Statement of Purpose:
1. To preserve the horological history of the word,
2. To enhance the enjoyment and education of the public in
horology through study, exhibition, and interpretation of the
3. To support and encourage scholarly research and publication
in fields relevant to horological history and science,
4. To interpret the role of horology in the development of
Waterclocks, sundials, through mechanical timepieces, to
electronic and atomic clocks.
The center of time is at the National Watch and Clock Museum in
A ten-minute video is the perfect introduction to gallery
exhibits that combine art, history, engineering, and science to tell
the story of time.
Interactive exhibits, true-to-life dioramas more than 12,000 time
pieces, from sundials to satellites, will captivate everyone from the
curious child to the serious collector.
A small snack bar offers light refreshments and beverages, and
"Yours, Mine, and Hours," the museum gift shop, has a wide array of
timely treasures, from fine time pieces and unique gifts to clothing
and educational toys.
Tall Case Clocks, American Wall and Shelf Clocks (1700 -1800's),
European Clocks (1700 - 1800's), Pocket Watches, Wristwatches, Novelty
Clocks, Car Clocks, Monumental Clocks
Major Research Fields:
The Library and Research Center specializes in services for
members, serious researchers, and beginning collectors. With more than
5,000 volumes, a computer-catalogued subject index for trade
publications, and a collections of 20,000 patents and video tapes, the
Library and Research Center's resources are used to document timepieces
around the world.
The School of Horology is the only school of its kind offering fully
accredited classes in traditional clock and watch making and repair.
Avocational programs for hobbyists, specialty classes, and a
complete curriculum in both clock and watch making and repair and
Certification examinations are conducted throughout the year.
Tall Case Clocks, American Wall and Shelf Clocks (1700
-1800's), European Clocks (1700 - 1800's), Pocket Watches,
Wristwatches, Novelty Clocks, Car Clocks, Monumental Clocks
Calendar of Events:
Jan - March Tues -
Sat 10 am - 4 pm Sun
April - Dec Tues -
Sat 10 am - 5 pm Sun
12 noon - 4 pm
Closed Mondays & major holidays
Special group rates
From major highways, take Route 30 heading toward Lancaster, PA.
Columbia / Marietta exit and follow signs to National Watch and
(5 blocks form Route 30).
Nancy D. Connelly, PhD.; Executive Director
- Deputy Director: Robert Greene
Acting Curator: Michele Nichols
Library Director: Beth Bisbano
Project Director: Marie Killian
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