The Museum of Timekeeping looks after a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, exploring the story of timekeeping past, present and future.
Discover a world of wonders, with clocks, watches and timepieces and something guaranteed to get every imagination ticking!
Visitors can look forward to exploring the museum’s treasures, including Britain’s first three Speaking Clocks, stunning early 17th century timepieces, turret (church) clocks, the BHI’s famous 150th anniversary clock, and even Captain Scott’s pocket-watch carried on his ill-fated 1912 Antarctic expedition.
The Museum is open regularly on Fridays during the summer months, and for special events including when the clocks go forward and back and a weekend event in June. Entrance tickets are £5 per person, £3 per person for BHI members, free to Friends of the Museum of Timekeeping and children under 16.
The British Horological Institute is a worldwide membership organisation, which exists to educate and train horologists, that is, people who make, repair, service, conserve and restore instruments that measure time. In other words, clock and watchmakers and, indeed, those who enjoy horology just as a hobby. First established in 1858, the BHI still fulfils its original functions. We set worldwide standards of horological practice and we provide training and education for current and future generations of horologists.
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