[time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Mon Jul 4 19:48:45 EDT 2016

When I was there (10+ years ago) the timekeeping stuff was at the observatory, which is just a few minutes walk up from the NMM.  Both sites are fascinating and well worth spending some time.

I took a tour boat to get to Greenwich from central London -- it's the end of the line and if you work the times right you can get on another one for the return trip.  The boat ride was also well worth it.

Have fun!

> On Jul 4, 2016, at 6:31 PM, Dave Martindale <dave.martindale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am in London England at the moment, playing tourist with the rest of my
> family.  I want one day to be a visit to the National Maritime Museum at
> Greenwich, which includes the Royal Observatory Greenwich.  I am
> particularly interested in seeing Harrison's H1 through H4, plus other
> high-precision mechanical timekeepers (pendulum clocks, etc).
> I know they are at the NMM - their web site shows some of them.  But where
> are they located on the site?  The NMM has a large main building down near
> the Thames, while the Royal Observatory and related buildings are on the
> top of a hill further inland in Greenwich Park.  Are the chronometers and
> other precision timekeepers on display somewhere in the Royal Observatory,
> or down in the main NMM building?  I've spent an hour or two browsing web
> sites without finding this particular bit of information.
> I figure there must be list members who have visited the NMM, and know
> where the precision timekeepers are actually displayed.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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