This clock produces a whistled version of the Westminster Chimes.
The World’s first steam powered clock has been created for the enjoyment of everyone
From the plaque on the clock
The Westminster Chimes ringing out from Big Ben is a familiar sound. A breathy version of the same tune is also played by this clock. The notes are created by steam being forced through whistles. Built in 1977, the whistles are driven from the system of underground pipes that supply steam to heat downtown buildings.
305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada. Best heard on the hour.
Watch and listen to the animated town clock at this UNESCO World Heritage site
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Goslar is a medieval masterpiece: narrow cobbled streets, canals and picturesque houses are some of attractions. Indeed, the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. But for the sound tourist, it’s the old animated clock in the main square which is the must-see attraction. A procession of mechanical figures slowly troop out of the clock innards to re-enact the town’s history; celebrating its prosperous mining past.
Logistics and location
Situated in Goslar’s Marktplatz. Sounds at 9am, 12, 3pm and 6pm.