promoting and preserving the history of American-made clocks and watches

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Join us for a fascinating trip back in time. Learn about American clock & watchmaking with particular emphasis on Connecticut, once the clock capital of the US.  The museum holds one of the largest displays of American clocks and watches in the world, over 5,500! As visitors travel through the museum’s eight galleries, these timekeeping devices chime and strike upon the hour.  Located in the historic "Federal Hill" district of Bristol, the museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden. 

2014 Exhibit

Our 2014 exhibit, "Cultivating a Collection: Discovering Treasures," examines private collections through the eyes of their collectors and includes a display of recent museum acquisitions.  Plan to visit us soon to view these treasures!

Holiday Shopping

Stop by our Gift Shop to see our unique selection of ornaments and holiday gifts! 

Winter Hours

December 2014

Open 12-4, Saturdays and Sundays only.


January - March 27, 2015

Open by appointment.


Mark your calendars for Opening Day on March 28, 2015!

CT's Treasures

 For more information about all of the wonderful places to visit in CT, click on the logo above.

Research Your Clock or Watch

Our team of researchers can help you discover more about the rarity and history of your timepiece. $40/request.  Free for members of ACWM.

Give to our Annual Fund

Donate to our annual fund drive and you'll preserve time for future generations.

ACWM
100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010
860-583-6070

Sunday, Dec 21 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 27 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 28 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM