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Deal Timeball Tower Museum

Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
+44 1304 362444
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Landmark building for naval history

Fascinating landmark building by Deal's beach. The ball tower was there to allow ships to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Conrad N
,
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great helpful staff smashing visit

Visited the Time Ball Tower today, cant speak more highly of both the gentlemen on the meet/greet... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Janet F
,
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Victoria Parade, Deal CT14 7BP, England
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+44 1304 362444
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"definitely recommend a visit"
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"longitude"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating landmark building by Deal's beach. The ball tower was there to allow ships to synchronise their on board clocks and hence navigate safely around the world.

Thank Conrad N
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Visited the Time Ball Tower today, cant speak more highly of both the gentlemen on the meet/greet pay desk. Thank you both very much for all the information you imparted to us today, so interesting and informative. It was a pleasure to visit, and we...More

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Downs would see up to 400 sailing ships waiting for either a NE wind to go south down the Channel whilst the ones who came up the Channel waited for the wind to back so they could go for London. The ones going South...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 12-45 just in time to see the main event of the day which the full operation of the Timeball which happens daily just before one o'clock. Well worth seeing this time piece has been beautifully restored and is run by enthusiastic staff....More

Thank rattler2
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

A visit to Deal must take in this historical building. A great location on the edge of the beach with a maritime function. The ball at the top of the building rises and falls to assist seamen set the time just as the same devise...More

Thank 753anthonyl
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went on a heritage open day. A quirky little museum. Looking at the waves breaking on the Goodwin Sands was amazing.

Thank chcbb1
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Run by volunteers, who are only too willing to answer your questions. The tower is quite a climb, but well worth it for the views. Not open all the time, but does have info posted outside for opening times etc.

Thank lynnedbell
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had a really interesting trip to the tower, the staff were friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable... We would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating and friendly little museum and we passed an absorbing hour there. Well worth it.

Thank RedhillChiliPepper
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A great location on the edge of the beach and interesting exhibits to do with time and signalling. Great views from the top floor with telescopes provided up to 60x. Can see individual buildings in Ramsgate easily and it feels like you could read a...More

Thank Jay D
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