Timeball Tower

Victoria Parade
Deal CT14 7BP


Originally in 1796 a Shutter Telegraph station, the current Tower was built in 1821 as a Semaphore Tower but was later equipped with a Timeball which was raised on a mast on the roof and dropped at 1 pm by a signal fron Greenwich so that the many ships anchored off shore could check their chronometers. There are 4 floors of exhibits, video and interactive displays of signalling, timekeeping & navigation equipment.