Welcome to the Timeball Tower website. The tower is located on the seafront in Deal. This website will give you an insight into the tower, what it is and information on exhibits and opening times. Visit the Photograph Galleries for a photographic tour of the museum.
The Visitor Information page provides you with our admission and opening times details, a brief history of the TimeBall Tower as well as directions to us and a location map to give you that little bit more help when finding us. You can also find details and a standing order form for membership subscription here.
We've recently acquired the licence to sell Norfolk China, embossed with images of Deal and the Tower itself. Please see price list to the right and the Photograph Galleries for some representative images.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and hope to see you at the Timeball Tower soon.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
We have been awarded a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence for 2019, so now there is even more reason to visit us.
We Will Open Again on Good Friday
We are open Friday 19th April to Monday 22 April from 11.30 - 4.30
If you have been put off by all the stairs in the past we have a pleasant surprise for you. We have been busy over the close season. You can now explore the tower and its exhibits by using our new interactive touchscreen computer. There are video's that explain the history of the tower and its residents; descriptions and photographs of some of the other towers; an interactive quiz and much more.
So if you haven't been before come and have a look and if you have you won't have to walk up those stairs.
Sorry We are Closed
But we are open on Good Friday 19th April 2019.
We have a lot of plans for the new season including an interactive touch screen computer so people with limited mobility will be able to learn about the Tower and why it was so important during the Napoleonic wars.
We hope to implement a number of other changes, soo be sure to visit in the new year.
New Year's Eve to bring in 2019.
The Time Ball will be illuminated from 2300 on New Year's Eve Monday 31 December 2018 and will drop at midnight to bring in the 2019 New Year .
On New Year's Day Tuesday 1st January the museum will be open from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.
The Tower's Chronometer comes home
We're delighted to announce that the Tower's original 19th century Marine Chronometer is back where it should be, proudly on display in an illuminated security cabinet on the top floor.
This wonderful piece of Victorian craftmanship is still in full working order. It was bought at auction by Deal Town Council for visitors to the Tower to enjoy.