[time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich
John Dalziel - crashposition
john at crashposition.com
Tue Jul 5 15:40:59 EDT 2016
I would also recommend the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers collection at the Science Museum. It’s a great collection and they have some of Harrison's wooden long case clocks as well as his final chronometer, H5.
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 18:31:35 -0400
From: Dave Martindale <dave.martindale at gmail.com>
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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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