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All reviews interesting exhibits maritime history goodwin sands run by volunteers would recommend a visit interesting visit opening times worth a visit telescope video signalling mechanism ships climb greenwich telegraph lightship
We had a visit to the Time ball Tower 3 weeks ago whilst we were visiting Deal. We found it to be most informative and very interesting and were lucky enough to be there when the Time ball rose and dropped at 1pm.
There was much more to see and do than we expected. My 8 year old particularly loved the morse code machine, the ship models and watching the timeball drop.
The stall were very friendly and welcoming and there was a quiz for children to complete...More
The Deal Timeball Tower museum is unique in my experience. The Timeball itself is highly unusual, but has a fascinating in British maritime history. The structure is interesting, with the timeball making the hours during the day in the summer months. Inside is a fascinating...More
An interesting building and display made even more impressive by the fact that it is run by volunteers who have kept the building alive. Excellent views from the top of the tower. Can see the light ship and goodwin sands. Video is informative but perhaps...More
Staffed by welcoming volunteers- on my day it was the lovely Catherine and Malcom - they ensured that I had every opportunity to make the most of my visit. I learnt lots from both the displays and video but mostly from them sharing their knowledge....More
There are only four of these time ball towers left in the world - a C19th invention which relayed the time to ships.The history of marine timekeeping and signalling is well explained and there are plenty of interesting exhibits. The 2nd floor gives splendid views...More