National Watch & Clock Museum

National Watch & Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania

September 25th, 2010 was the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day (courtesy of Toyota, Microsoft, and Citgo). Museum Day provides an opportunity to visit one museum, from a huge selection of museums across the nation, for free.

Make sure to bookmark the Museum Day site in the links below for next year!

I have made a few mini-road-trips to Columbia, Pennsylvania in the last month or so; but I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit the National Watch & Clock Museum. Museum Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring (well, okay … drag) Slicks along with me. The NWCM has over 12,000 timepieces, clocks, watches, and related items. I certainly didn’t photograph everything, but below is a sample of what you’ll find when you visit.

The James Bond Collection
The current special exhibit is “Bond Watches” and it was far and away my favorite part of the museum. It runs through April 2011, so if you want to see it … don’t delay!

National Clock & Watch Museum and Research Center

> Bond Watches Exhibit Page

> Engle Monumental Clock

> Smithsonian “Museum Day”

6 thoughts on “National Watch & Clock Museum

  1. My Retreads m/c club visited a few years ago and I’ve been trying to convince my family to go. Maybe the Bond collection will entice my son. That massive automated clock is very cool when it does it’s thing.

  2. I love the idea of a watch and clock museum because I collect postcards of clocks, so I must, must go there, but it looks like they also have a Chihuly glass piece, which is also very cool.

    1. It’s a very cool museum! I was glad that it was on the Museum Day list because I probably would have procrastinated about ever going there otherwise. It paid off for them because I know of 4 or 5 people who visited later on my recommendation 🙂

      1. I think we will try to visit when we go east for the Letter Writing Social in November. I am going to send you snail mail about the social. I hope you can come! It is the first Saturday in November.

        1. It’s about 40 minutes from Harrisburg … but there are other things in Columbia that you will enjoy too. Worth the sidetrip!

          Yes, I already have the social penciled-in 🙂

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