National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia

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4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.
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  • If you have any interest at all in clocks and watches, this is a great place to visit. I found myself wondering how many clocks and watches one one can bear looking at in a single day but that's just ...  read more »
  • Wow! I was looking for somewhere to go that would be enjoyable for my husband. He brought me to many quilt shops. Well this was a big winner. It was huge. I couldn't believe all the clocks. And pocket...  read more »
  • Traces clocks and watches from the beginning of "time." Very interesting exhibits, put together in an appealing fashion. I thought this was going to be boring, but it was truly a fascinating place whe...  read more »
  • Lots of great clocks new and old. A great place to see what makes them tick.
  • Amazing! History of time keeping, so interesting. Unbelievable collection.
  • Incredible museum! Gorgeous presentations, MASSIVE collection of clocks on display - From the 1600's all the way through to present day, working too! Floor-standing clocks, hanging clocks, cuckoo clocks, pocket watches, smith tools & machines etc. A good 2 hour tour at a casual pace, lots of interesting facts & history accompanying each piece.
  • As an expert watchmaker I very much enjoyed my "time" at the museum. Very well done
  • My daughter went on a class trip here. She was able to make her own clock, which she brought home.
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