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Deal Timeball Tower Museum

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Well worth a visit

If you like time, navigation, and the sea, this is a Must See. Friendly helpful staff and several... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
So interesting

We had a visit to the Time ball Tower 3 weeks ago whilst we were visiting Deal. We found it to be... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you like time, navigation, and the sea, this is a Must See. Friendly helpful staff and several floors of exhibits including a 15 min video.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank llomas
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Thank GatleyJC
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is an excellent small museum, worth a visit if only to watch the timeball drop. Very easy to find from Deal town.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Philip A
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mooseman007
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Thank ReedsKentUK
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the tower. Very interesting place & the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks very much. The Tucker family

Thank Brendon T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 24 July 2018

great building to have a museum right on the promenade with a clear view of the sea. The museum itself is worth a visit and its only a few minutes (less than 5) from the castle.

Thank Nick L
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