Your Royal Holiday

The Nicolae Simache Clock Museum

The Nicolae Simache Clock Museum, unique in the museum network in Romania, was founded in 1963 by  NicholasSimache (1905-1972). Currently the museum is temporarily located in the Museum of History and Archaeology Prahova, until the  renovation of the Luke Elefterescuhouse, in a romantic style.The museum has a collection has nearly 1,000 pieces (only partially exposed), including: sundial,apendulum built of wood in 1634, a clock set in motion by a waterfall (London, 1654), first pocket watch ("Nürnberg egg"), tower clocks, a piece from 1693 (achievement of the watchmaker Ralf Gout), the wristwatch of Courvoisier built in the same year (with the effigy of Louis XIVth), pieces made by Londoners masters George Prior London, Edward Prior, Th. White, George Clarke, Markwick, Markham, Jo Wightman, Van Laure, by French watchmakers (Benjamin Balber, George Charle, Mauron), Austrians (Philipp Jakob, Beyer), or Swiss(Pres Vaucher, A. Hess).

Here can be seen watches with musical mechanism that plays Marseillaise, Desteapta-te, romane! (Romanian national anthem), or Strauss waltzes.There are presented watches that belonged to personalities( Constantin Brâncoveanu , Al. I. Cuza , Mihail Kogălniceanu , Cezar Bolliac , B.P. Haşdeu , Theodor Aman , I.L. Caragiale , Duiliu Zamfirescu , Ioan A. Bassarabescu etc.),fun watches (of the miller, blacksmith, barber, cat, etc..) watches with various indications during off hours, and other objects related to the theme.


Address: Ploieşti, Str. Nicolae Simache, nr. 1

Phone number:   0244.542.861


Visiting hours: Thuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00

Visiting costs:

  • Adults 8 Lei
  • Group 4 Lei 

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