Google Cultural Institute Opens Street View at National Watch & Clock Museum
top of page

Google Cultural Institute Opens Street View at National Watch & Clock Museum

- By Kim Craven (PA) 1/4/16

Image description
Three pocket watches on display at National Watch & Clock Museum. KEITH LEHMAN.

The Google Cultural Institute has opened its Google Street View three-dimensional walkthrough of the NAWCC Museum after nearly two years of collaboration. Google selected the Museum—one of only 1,500 leading museums and heritage sites worldwide—for its role as the preeminent specialized horological museum in the Western Hemisphere.

“The National Watch & Clock Museum is honored to have been chosen to take part in the Google Cultural Institute. We hope that through this medium we will be able to reach a global audience with our mission to preserve and interpret our shared horological history,” states Museum Director Noel Poirier.

Image description
Two time globes c. 1880s. KEITH LEHMAN.

The link begins just steps inside the main lobby of the National Watch and Clock Museum. Once on the site, after turning left into the short green corridor (between the admissions desk on the left and the theatre on the right) visitors may go through the door of the Museum into all of the exhibit galleries and examine all of the pieces on display.

It’s the closest you can get to the center of time without actually being there. In fact, when you visit the Museum with Google Street View, you feel like you really are there panoramically traveling all the way from Stonehenge to the Mars Clock.

Image description
Three military hack watches with canvas straps. KEITH LEHMAN.
Watch Blog
Most Read
About Us