Timeball Tower

Timeball Tower
Victoria Parade
Deal
Kent
CT14 7BP
England

Website

www.dealtimeball.tripod.com

E-mail

Group bookings, general enquiries

mcarey@talktalk.net

Group bookings, general enquiries

stephen.chappell@tiscali.co.uk

Telephone

In opening hours

01304 360987

Out of hours

01304 373417/368255

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Originally in 1796 a Shutter Telegraph station, the current Tower was built in 1821 as a Semaphore Tower but was later equipped with a Timeball which was raised on a mast on the roof & dropped at 1 pm by a signal fron Greenwich so that the many ships anchored off shore could check their chronometers
From April to September, the ball drops every hour from 9 am to 5 pm, otherwise at 1 pm
There is also a New Year's Eve midnight drop of the floodlit Ball

There are 4 floors of exhibits, video & interactive displays of signalling, timekeeping & navigation equipment
Top floor has telescopes with extensive views across the Channel to the Goodwin Sands &, on a clear day, France
Shop on ground floor

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

May:- Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm
June to Sept inclusive:- Wednesdays Thursdays & Fridays 11 am to 4 pm,
Saturdays & Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm
Easter Sat, Sun & Mon 12 noon to 4 pm
Bank Holidays 12 noon to 4 pm

We welcome club or group bookings at other times, please phone 01304 368255

Admission charges

Adults £2
Senior Citizens, under 16's, Students £1
Under 5's free

Groups by arrangement

Getting there

Train from Charing Cross to Deal via Ashford & Dover
007 Coach from Victoria Coach Station to Deal
M2 or M20 to Dover, A258 to Deal

Additional info

Splendidly situated on the seafront but close to the town centre there are many good cafes, pubs & restaurants nearby including the end of Pier cafe

Collection details

Science and Technology

Getting there

Train from Charing Cross to Deal via Ashford & Dover
007 Coach from Victoria Coach Station to Deal
M2 or M20 to Dover, A258 to Deal

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