Welcome to the Deal Timeball Tower Website

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 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 also have a 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.

 

 

Latest News

  • Latest

    Updated Opening Times for 2022

     

    Easter: Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th April; 11:30am to 4:30pm

    Spring: Saturdays and Sundays only from 30th April to 29th May inclusive; 11:30am to 4:30pm

    Public Holidays: Monday 29th August 11:30am to 4:30pm;

    Summer season: From Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 2nd October, Wednesday to Sunday inclusive; 11:30am to 4:30pm.

    During this summer period, the Tower will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

    Written on Monday, 02 May 2022 07:38 in News Read 64 times
  • Stop Press

    Due to staff Covid sickness and isolation requirements we are unable to open today 17 April. We apologise for the inconvenience.

    We will however open tomorrow Easter Monday 18th April.

    Written on Sunday, 17 April 2022 11:55 in News Read 94 times
  • Great news
    Great news

     

    We are open!

    After much hard work by  trustees and volunteers The Timeball Tower is again open.

     

    Please do pop by and visit us this Easter weekend!

    Opening times this Easter holiday: -

    Open between 15th - 18th April

    Hours open 11:30 am - 4:30pm

    Written on Friday, 15 April 2022 13:26 in News Read 95 times
  • Opening Times for 2022

     

    Easter: Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th April; 11:30am to 4:30pm

     Spring: Saturdays and Sundays only from 30th April to 29th May inclusive; 11:30am to 4:30pm

     Public Holidays: Mondays 2nd and 30th May; 29th August 11:30am to 4:30pm

     Summer season: From Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 2nd October, Wednesday to Sunday inclusive; 11:30am to 4:30pm.

    During this summer period, the Tower will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

    Written on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 21:39 in News Read 306 times
  • TIMEBALL TOWER - New Years Eve 2021

    1. The scaffolding around the Timeball Tower is being removed. The Tower is looking really smart after its repaint.

    2. The ball will be floodlit from 2300 on New Year’s Eve. There will be a commentated countdown and Timeball drop at midnight. At 2355 the Timeball will rise halfway up the mast. At 2357 it will go to the top of the mast. It will drop at precisely midnight. The timing of the Timeball drop is controlled by the atomic clock at Anthorn Radio Station in Cumbria.

    3. Shortly after the midnight drop, it is hoped there will be a firework display from the beach near Deal Pier.

    4. Do come and watch the drop and the fireworks but please do maintain social distancing.

    Written on Monday, 20 December 2021 01:44 in News Read 491 times