About the Museum Trust
Museum of Timekeeping
The Museum of Timekeeping is a registered Charity (CIO) which aims to provide inspiration in the history, science, art and craft of timekeeping- to be enjoyed by everyone.
The Museum’s collection was originally begun by the British Horological Institute at the time of its founding in 1858. Its members began a tradition of donating and collecting many rare and valuable clocks, watches, timepieces, books, tools and parts to support the education of clock and watch makers.
In 1994, the collection was transferred into an independent charitable trust, to ensure both the long-term future of this unique collection and allow its enjoyment by the whole of society as a public Museum.
“The Museum of Timekeeping’s mission is to inspire and promote public understanding and appreciation of the history, science, art and craft of horology and timekeeping. We achieve this by collecting, documenting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting a collection and library, and delivering exhibitions and public and educational programmes.”
The Museum of Timekeeping is currently undertaking an exciting new period of development, which aims to see the Museum extend its opening arrangements, and develop new and exciting projects.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback as part of this process. You can find out how to get in touch via Contact Us page on this website.
Our Registered Charity number is 1176495
(The Museum was formerly known as the BHI Museum Trust Registered Charity Number 1044108)