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 United States.  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, a portion of the museum is housed in an 1801 Federal-style home with a sundial garden.

Gear up for a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum!


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Bristol's Museum Collaborative is introducing a passport program that invites visitors to Make Memories in Bristol’s Museums! From June 8 through September 21, 2019, you are invited to tour six of the City's museums*, find the furry friend pictured on each page of the passport, and receive a special stamp. 

Once you have visited all of the museums have been, guests can fill out a form to be entered to win a family membership at all six museums (approximately a $420 value!) The lucky winner will be drawn at the Mum Festival on September 22nd.

Beginning this Saturday, passports will be available at each museum. A printable version can also be downloaded by clicking on the image to the left.  To print off the passport from home, please choose "Print on both sides of paper" and "Flip on long edge." Then, cut along the dotted lines and assemble the passport (pages are numbered to make it easier).  

Make Memories in Bristol's Museums!

* participating museums include: American Clock & Watch Museum; Bristol Historical Society; Environmental Learning Centers/Barnes Nature Center; Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center; Memorial Military Museum; and The New England Carousel Museum.

100 Maple Street
Bristol, CT 06010