[time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich

Bob bob at marinelli.org
Mon Jul 4 22:01:45 EDT 2016


Hi Dave,

Yes, as many mentioned all the clocks are up the hill at the Observatory, and very much worth the trip.  As you mention you are with your family, I would like to add that yes I did cajole my family to the NMM and the Observatory, but also to Bletchley Park (just a short train ride outside London) and Bletchley Park was easily the most memorable.  There are wonderful volunteer guides, and many interesting devices that you can get up close to.  Bletchley was more like visiting a working lab than a museum.  I think every time nut would enjoy Bletchley quite a bit.

https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/ <https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/>

Cheers,

Bob

> 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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