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The Clock Museum

Strada Simache Nicolae 1, Ploiesti 100032, Romania
+40 244 542 861
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Art and History Are Ticking Here!

It is The Place to visit while crossing Ploiesti. Probably not many foreigners find themselves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calin V

Great museum to visit in Ploiesti. It covers watches and clocks between 16th and 20th centuries and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vaclav K
Bucharest, Romania
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The "Nicolae Simache" Clock Museum, the only one of its kind in Romania and in Eastern Europe, a museum where you can admire a beautiful collection of old clocks and of musical boxes.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Strada Simache Nicolae 1, Ploiesti 100032, Romania
+40 244 542 861
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is The Place to visit while crossing Ploiesti. Probably not many foreigners find themselves driving along Prahova Valley, anyway MUZEUL CEASULUI is worth for sure. A fine corner of art and history, one of a kind. The clock counts time but here time has...More

Thank Calin V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum to visit in Ploiesti. It covers watches and clocks between 16th and 20th centuries and some interesting pieces that belonged to "celebrities" of those ages. Do not expect vast exhibition - there are about 8 rooms with watches and clocks so you can...More

Thank Vaclav K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must see! Small and nice, recently refurbished. A nice garden completes very well the building and the exhibits.

Thank lilidumi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the middle of Ploiesti, close to the center, the museum is unique in Romania and hosts great value pieces. A time spell that will delight you. It's something to be seen!

Thank SGB1965
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The museum contains a lot of exemplars that had been created at Swiss, French, German, English or American firms in the 19th and the 20th centuries. The clocks were set up in Paris, London or Liverpool and are also present in the collection.The collection contains...More

Thank brc7ar
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Clocks, watches, grandfather clocks - basically anything that keeps time. This is what you can see here. The entrance fee is very cheap and the staff is very welcoming.

2  Thank Trandafir M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Excelent and modern. IT could have more souvenirs and more stories connected with personalities from Ploiești. (Ex. ÎL Caragiale, Nichita, etc)

1  Thank Alin M
Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you come to Ploiesti, it is a must to visit this museum because it is very well maintained and it's basically the only "bright" museum we have :)). The tour is short so you won't waste your time even if you do not like...More

1  Thank Ionescu V
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Give it a whirl. Everyone should visit it at least once. It's a museum ,yet it's actually neatly decorated and is truly interesting. Locals will probably only visit it once, but that does not make it not worthy of generally visiting it. You will surely...More

1  Thank Thea A
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The first time measuring instruments, sundials, clocks without mechanisms, watches and other watches, performed from the beginning of 20 Century

Thank Cristian P
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What are the hours and cost here? Are they open on Mondays?
3 August 2015|
Response from QMAlex | Reviewed this property |
Hey MFTMON, 1. Unfortunately they are not open on Mondays; 2. Working hours were from 9 AM to 5 PM if I remember correctly; 3. Price per ticket was 5 RON for students and 10 RON for adult. Hope you'll find it useful in... More