City Clocks

We do not notice them on a daily basis – we walk past them with no great interest.
But centuries ago city clocks played an important role in the life of the city, giving it a defined rhythm.

They still adorn the towers and facades of buildings and city squares. Gdansk’s city clocks are
sundials or mechanical clocks – here are some of them.

In Gdansk, there is also Poland’s only Museum of Tower Clocks (currently the Museum of
Gdansk Science), which displays in its collections clock mechanisms from the 15th to the 20th
centuries.

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