Timexpo: Inside a brass mill built in 1854, the Timex Museum traces the story of the famous watch brand and its impact on modern timekeeping, starting from its inception as Waterbury Clock Company in 1854. Here, visitors learn about the heritage of Timex through
modern and interactive exhibits and discover how the watch company turned
Waterbury into a landmark.
Size: three floors of time-related exhibits
Eye Catcher: a vast collection of clocks and pocket watches, all manufactured in Waterbury since the mid-1800s, when everyone stopped wearing their wall clocks on neck chains
Permanent Mainstay: an exhibit focusing on the ever-popular vintage Timex torture-test ads and their famous slogan "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
Don't Miss: though seemingly unrelated to timepieces, the Time Tunnel archaeology exhibit is based on discoveries of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who found interesting and peculiar connections between seemingly disparate cultures
Hidden Gem: the company's iconic Mickey Mouse watches are highlighted in their own exhibit
Hands-On Experiments: guests can decorate and assemble a working clock or participate in an assembly line and create a paper wristwatch
Pro Tip: at the museum store, you can not only buy Timex watches, but also get your watch battery or strap replaced
While You’re in the Neighborhood:
the American Clock & Watch Museum in nearby Bristol also keeps a collection of pieces from Waterbury Clock Company
“Other communities looking to establish museums preserving their regional culture and history would do well to visit The Mattatuck Museum,” raves the New England Travels about the Connecticut treasure. The Museum’s educational programs, rotating exhibits, and permanent collections showcasing over 2,000 works of American art focus on preserving and sharing Connecticut’s cultural history. Members receive free admission and discounts on programs and events including gallery tours and lectures, live music performances, travel programs, and more.
Whether you're an artist or just an admirer, come check out the collection of exclusive handcrafted artwork.
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Tired of driving in circles? Head to Frame Shop for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
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The perfect place to take the kids, this museum won't cost you a sitter.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.