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WELCOME TO THE

Museum of Timekeeping

We also offer pre-booked group tours for those wanting to discover a little more!

We host a wide range of special events throughout the year.

Learning is central to the Museum of Timekeeping’s mission!

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The Museum of Timekeeping is home to a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and timepieces.

Established in 1994, the Museum of Timekeeping cares for a unique collection of artefacts at the home of the British Horological Institute in the picturesque village of Upton, located between Newark and Southwell in Nottinghamshire.

Come and visit to explore amazing exhibits including the watch worn by Captain Scott on his ill-fated polar expedition of 1912. You can also discover more about early timekeeping devices including turret and lantern clocks, and hear the voice of the General Post Office’s first Speaking Clock via the original machine itself.

During your visit you can also explore the grounds and grand rooms of the beautiful, grade II listed Upton Hall which is home to the Museum. You can also discover more about the long, rich history of the Museum of Timekeeping and its members, who have promoted the study and practice of clock and watchmaking since their foundation in 1858.

The museum is open to visitors during our seasonal summer opening hours, on our special event days, or through privately booked tours.

Opening hours for 2020 – every Friday from 3rd April to 30th October, from 10am-4pm

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Upcoming Events:
  • Spring Forward Show and Watch Gallery Opening

    Join us for our grand Watch Gallery opening, and see our newly updated and redesigned gallery with h...

    March 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Steampunk – Circus of Time

    A Steampunk extravaganza, in partnership with Newark Steampunk Society, including: -live music from ...

    June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Heritage Event

    A day showcasing the arts and crafts of timekeeping and horology skills, including: -demonstrations ...

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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“A ticking gem of a museum… from the second I walked in I was hooked. The next 2 hours vanished as I explored the amazing exhibits.
The staff were all extremely friendly, helpful and informative. A talk on the speaking clock included the original speaking clock being fired up which was just brilliant.”

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“The ticking of so many clocks is a unique sound. If you are interested in clocks or just want to see something different this is the place to be, with lots of information for the less well informed…
I found it fascinating and although I have no specific interest in clocks enjoyed it very much.”

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“The museum’s home Upton Hall is a lovely period building with a rich history set in beautiful grounds.
The staff are warm and friendly, its exhibits are compelling and most importantly the onsite cafe does a lovely cup of tea!”

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“Fascinating place. A must go-to visit and you will be amazed by the way timepieces have evolved.
The staff will all be happy to help you with anything that inspires you.”

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