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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 1st May to 30th October, from 10am-4pm
These dates are provisional in view of the Corona Virus pandemic. Please email info@museumoftimekeeping or check back on the website to confirm opening times before your visit.
MUSEUM WILL NOT OPEN ALONGSIDE THE FETE THIS YEAR. Upton Summer Fete will be taking place in our gro...August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
While the BHI Clock and Watch Fair takes place in the Ballroom, the Museum will be open to visitors.September 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our annual Fallback show marks the occasion of the clocks going back for winter. More details to fol...October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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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