[time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich
Tom Van Baak
tvb at LeapSecond.com
Mon Jul 4 20:24:23 EDT 2016
Do visit the main maritime museum down by the river. But the Harrison clocks are at the observatory, where the ball drops, about a 10 minute walk up the hill. Map here:
Besides H1-H4 see if you can get a peek at Clock B:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Martindale" <dave.martindale at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 3:31 PM
Subject: [time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich
>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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