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. 

2015 Exhibition

Once Upon a Time:
Clocks & Watches in 
Popular Literature

Pull up a chair. Open a good book. And discover the story of clocks and watches... from a literary perspective.

 The Art Truck is Returning!
May 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

The last time The Art Truck held a wine glass painting class at the museum, the event sold out quickly!
Don't miss out! The cost for the class is $35 per person and includes all materials, wine, and cheese. Make your reservations today.

Call (860) 278-6864 or go to to register.

Time for Tea: A Mad Hatter's Tea Party
May 31st, 2-4 p.m.

Don't be late for this very important date! Follow the White Rabbit to a tea party with Wonderland craft activities at the ACWM!

Pre-registration is required.

$5 per child.

Call (860-583-6070) to reserve your child's spot at the tea table.

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.

100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Friday, May 1 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday, Jun 5 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM