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Ships, Clocks & Stars Exhibit
September 19, 2015
Marking the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in July 1714, "Ships, Clocks & Stars", a new exhibit at Mystic Seaport, tells the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude (east-west position) at sea, helping to save seafarers from terrible fates including shipwreck and starvation.
On loan from the National Maritime Museum in London, the exhibit features rare artifacts from navigation and astronomy from the 1500s-1800s, including working replicas of John Harrison's amazing "sea clocks".
The exhibit is open during regular museum hours:
- Daily 9 am-5 pm, Sept. 19-Oct. 25
- Daily 10 am-4 pm, Oct. 26-Nov. 29
- Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm Nov. 30-March 25, 2016
(Closed Dec 24-25, 2015)
- Open 10 am-4 pm, March 26-28, 2016
Cost: Museum Admission is adults $25/$16 youth ages 6-17