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Deal Timeball Tower Museum

Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
+44 1304 360897
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Great from the outside, but choose your day.

Externally interesting and historically important, and the purpose and operation of the Timeball... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve W
Karratha, Australia
For all you history buffs!

Imagine the scene - you are on the corner of the old Naval Yard where the "luggers" supplied... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Deal, Kent, UK
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Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
+44 1304 360897
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Externally interesting and historically important, and the purpose and operation of the Timeball tower makes it worth the visit, even if you miss the opening times. The website is clear of the hours and functions, so it was a matter of my trip planning. For...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Imagine the scene - you are on the corner of the old Naval Yard where the "luggers" supplied victuals to the ships anchored in the Downs. In later times, the ball was raised & lowered at 1.00 pm for ships to set their longitude. Good...More

Thank Beddington210
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Fascinating to think this was used to set clock times in olden days. A large ball on the roof rises on the hour then drops. Very interesting.

Thank ijmark
Reviewed 8 February 2017

went here a while ago it's enjoyable and the views are just great amazed how far you can see some very interesting things in the different rooms

1  Thank principality3
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Worth a visit. One of the only two left within the country Originally built to warn of pending marine attacks.

Thank MLodge999
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited the Deal Time Ball Tower for the first time at the end of August 2016. It is full of time based artefacts to illustrate the history of the Time Balls and Time Pieces across the centuries. The climb to the top is steep...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of a kind and vital to the crews of sailing vessels when the area between the shore and the Goodwin Sands was a major anchorage.

Thank GibBob
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Small museum with lots of information on timekeeping and ways of signalling messages. The introductory video gives a good explanation but is somewhat dated (and comical in parts). The views from the top floor are very good.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Small local museum stuffed with chronological and naval exhibits. Highlight for me was the 18 minute film explaining time measurement with the aid of stonewashed denim, ham acting and fantastic 80s music. £3 well spent.

Thank Sceptre1902
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited this museum today and we loved it!!!!. We did not plan the visit, but when we walked in the street and saw the ball at the top of the building and had a chat with the man at the entrance, we wanted to...More

1  Thank Virginie P
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