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Saturday, 30 March 2019 10:35


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.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 08:50

Close Season

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.

Monday, 24 September 2018 14:23

Table Top Sale

Weather permitting Saturday 29 September will be out last table top sale of the year. 

So if you want a bargain and would like to support the Timeball Tower, come along when we are open 11.30 to 4.30.

Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:33

Deal Heritage Open Days

We are open, as part of Deal Heritage Open Days, on Sunday 16th September only from 11.30 to 4.30.

In keeping with the other venues there will be free entry on that day, donations welcome.

Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:57

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.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 18:11

Volunteers desperately needed

Dear Deal and District – Please Help! 

After just managing to staff the latest Easter opening, we Keepers of Deal’s famous and unique TimeBall Tower are facing the forthcoming season with dismay.  We’ve never been overwhelmed with Volunteers, but recent losses of long-standing stalwarts have made our future openings look decidedly uncertain.  

The Tower is due to open 1130-1630 on Saturdays and Sundays in May plus Bank Holidays, then the full season of Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive is scheduled to begin in June.  Without extra Volunteers to supplement our dwindling band of Regulars, this schedule may not be achievable.  

Anyone who can devote those hours on one day per week to admitting visitors to the Tower would be extremely welcome!  Please get in touch via our website dealtimeball.co.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01304 373973.

Friday, 02 February 2018 13:26

Refurbishment update (January 2018)

Over the winter of 2016 -17 the Timeball Tower Museum underwent considerable refurbishment. The electrical systems were updated and the interior was repainted. The Timeball roof was completely re-sealed and all the slates were replaced.  Regrettably at the start of the main 2017 season, a fault developed with the Timeball operating system which necessitated adjusting the movement of the Ball to make it slightly slower.  Eventually an expensive major overhaul will be needed to the switching system which controls the Ball's travel.  There were periods in 2017 when the Timeball was locked for safety reasons; this may unfortunately continue into the 2018 season until the major overhaul can be completed.

Sunday, 20 April 2014 09:07

Key rings

Sunday, 20 April 2014 09:06


Friday, 18 April 2014 16:14

Egg cup and Handbells

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