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National Watch and Clock Museum

514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
+1 717-684-8261
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Tempus Fugit

Who knew a collection of timepieces could be so comprehensive. . .it's not just about your... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Very Good Use of Time

By its title this museum does not sound as if it would be that interesting- just a bunch of watches... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frank E
Howell, New Jersey
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514 Poplar St, Columbia, PA 17512-2124
+1 717-684-8261
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Reviewed yesterday

Who knew a collection of timepieces could be so comprehensive. . .it's not just about your grandfather's pocket watch. History, tools of the trade, memorabilia are on display. Self guided tour allows guests to linger at any or all captioned items from across the country...More

Thank Micoda1
Reviewed 3 days ago

By its title this museum does not sound as if it would be that interesting- just a bunch of watches and clocks on display. This is hardly the case. I believe there are almost 12,000 items on display. The museum is very modern, user-friendly, and...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by this wonderful museum with Dad, as he is a watch and clock enthusiast. We had a great time. This museum is open on Sundays and weekends, which is great for families, and also a great stop for ethusiasts or anyone just taking a...More

Thank youthgoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a beautiful newer building, the museum has everything you ever wanted to know about the history of time keeping and the making of clocks and other timepieces from the ancient Egyptians until the current day. Many hundreds of clocks and watches are on...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place - thousands of clocks of all types. Explains the history & developments of clocks & watches as well as early time pieces. Had some displays where you could try out the time piece; one had bowls of different sizes with a single hole...More

Thank 534judyt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. In my opinion you will either really enjoy it or find it to be very boring. My son has an obsession with clocks and my husband and I love history so we all enjoyed it. They have all sorts of...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I couldn't completely take this huge and interesting museum in just in one visit. I was amazed at the size of the collection. We took our grandchildren, that being said, had to move through the museum at their pace. We knew that this would only...More

Thank saramay
Reviewed 5 March 2017

this is the place to be. Very interesting history of clock & watch making. All types of clocks. i especially liked the "tall" clocks - grandfather clocks.

Thank disappointed96
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Five thousand years of timekeeping devices inside a spectacular building. The history of measuring time in one place from ancient Egypt and China to outer space. The museum is organized by historical development and the variety of the innovations within each period. A large number...More

Thank monsoon7
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I went to this museum during a short getaway in Lancaster. We both thoroughly enjoyed moving through the history of timepieces - the exhibits were well presented and informative (without getting technical). We enjoyed a demonstration of the monument clock, learning of...More

Thank bbem
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Hours? Website? Couldn't find either
22 January 2017|
Response from JeanieBeanieD | Reviewed this property |
They are N.A.W.C.C. Look there. Right now they have limited museum hours = Tues thru Sat 10-4 Starting in April they expand to Sunday, then after Memorial Day their hours expand. Enjoy your trip!
Hours? Website? Couldn't find either
22 January 2017|
Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
National watch and clock museum comes up with a nice website. Try googling it in your browser.
I have a doxa hors concours liege 1905 pocket watch an know nothing about it . do you know any history or appraisal or any thing?
16 July 2015|
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Response from Travelogue222 | Reviewed this property |
I offer this information that I gleaned from the internet for you, concerning the history of the manufacturer. Company history 1889: Establishment of the DOXA factory in Le Locle, under the name “Georges Ducommun... More