Learn about our collections, educational services and research resources.
At the moment, we are working on the extensive process of creating a full collection catalogue to help record specific details about each item in the collection. In the long run this will help improve access to the collection and support new ways of using the collection in exhibitions, events and wider activities.
The wider collection is stored in the library and reserve storage. Although, the storerooms are not accessible to the public, the library is and if you believe there may be artefacts or information that may be of use to you, then we have the ability to carry out limited research tasks on your behalf. The Museum does not always hold extensive background information about artefacts but will endeavour to answer any additional questions visitors may have. Please note that a separate charge may be payable for this service.
Archive & Library
The archive and library occupies a prominent position in the Museum and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest sources of horological information in the world.
The Museum collection comprises of approximately 8,000 – 10,000 clocks, watches and other timepieces, tools, instruments, photographs, as well as the archives and library containing over 10, 000 documents.
Learning is central to the Museum’s mission, with plenty of opportunities available on site to explore history, science, technology, art and craft subjects.
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