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. 

We are a Blue Star Museum!

Beginning Memorial Day weekend and extending through Labor Day weekend, museum admission is FREE for active military members and their immediate family.  For more information about the Blue Star Museum program, and to see a complete list of participating museums, click on the icon to the left.

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.

 White Night Bristol

June 13th, 4-7 p.m.

Join us at the Museum for our 3rd Annual White Night Bristol event. 

Kick off the summer season with a free outdoor jazz concert. Bring your own snacks and beverages, visit the museum for free, and enjoy our activities for all ages! 

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. The

price is the same for adults and children--$5--and includes crafts, snacks, and tea, of course!

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

Sunday, May 31 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, Jun 5 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Jun 13 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Jun 19 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM