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.
TIMEBALL UPDATE 10 DECEMBER 2020
We now have a way ahead for the Timeball mast repair. Scaffolding has just been erected at the front of the Timeball Tower up to the top platform. The operating mechanism and ball is scheduled to be removed in the next few days.
It is planned to crane out the mast on Wednesday 16th December, after which it can be examined more closely to assess whether a repair or replacement is the correct choice. We anticipate that the mast and ball assembly will be replaced in Spring 2021.
Regretfully we have to confirm that 2020’s New Year’s Eve ball drop will not take place.
The Timeball Tower repaint plan is being prepared and should take place next Spring. Our landlords, Dover District Council (DDC), are on the case for both the mast repair and the repaint.
NEW BOOK LAUNCH:
Saturday 26th September saw the launch at the Tower of a new book: "FROM THE RINK TO THE REGENT", about the formerly magnificent Victorian building next door to the Tower. The authors have kindly offered 50% of the profits from their book to Deal Museum Trust to help with costs of upkeep; copies are available from the Tower.
MORE DONATIONS WELCOME:
The mast replacement will be a significant cost which we will share with DDC. As yet we do not know how much it will cost but we believe it will be considerably in excess of £10,000.
Should you wish to make a donation please send it by post to The Treasurer, Deal Museum Trust, Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade DEAL CT14 7BP. Cheques should be payable to Deal Museum Trust. If you are a UK tax payer, it would be very helpful if you would sign our form for Gift Aid - which enhances your donation by 25% - and include it with your donation cheque. The Gift Aid form can be accessed here. Should you have difficulty downloading the form please use the Contact Us link to ask for a form and we will e-mail one to you.
TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2019
We were awarded a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence for 2019, so now there is even more reason to visit us.