Timeball Tower Museum

The Timeball Tower is situated on the seafront at Deal and was established in 1855.

Within the museum there are video, static and interactive displays covering three centuries of involvement in signalling, the fight against smuggling, and as a vital link in safe navigation of distant oceans.

The timeball was designed to drop at 1300 GMT to give an accurate time check to shipping off Deal.

The museum is on 4 floors with no ramp or lift access. If you have a disability, please telephone the museum in advance.

Groups and coach trips are welcome, but please give prior notice.

Opening Times

Easter 4 - 6 April 11:30 - 16:30
11 May to 31 May Saturday and Sundays only 11:30 - 16:30
Open Bank Holiday Mondays 4 & 25 May 11:30 - 16:30
3 June to 27 September Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 11:30 - 16:30
Open Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 11:30 - 16:30


Prince of Wales Terrace
CT14 7BP

Entry Price

Adults: £3.00
Children: £2.00
Concessions: £2.00
Child age range: 5+ years
Concessions entry qualification: £2.00