[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.
> 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.
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