The Museum of Timekeeping is run by a board of trustees, supported by a small team of part-time staff and around 80 volunteers. Our team ranges from those who have been involved with the museum of many years, plus a growing team of new individuals.
Chief Development Officer
Following an RAF career in accountancy, John has worked in international conglomerates, in addition to charities, and brings a wealth of commercial and third sector experience in marketing, finance, fundraising and business development.
With the museum looking to develop, John is already having a positive effect, particularly in PR, forging outside relationships and raising funds to enable improvement and progression. He is also undertaking responsibility for the museum acquiring the necessary accreditation to ensure that it retains its status.
T: 01636 817601
Alex looks after the museum’s collection of clocks, watches and timepieces, and library.
This includes dealing with object enquiries, donation and loan requests, ensuring the care and preservation of the collection, winding and monitoring clocks on display, documenting and researching artefacts, and producing displays and exhibitions. Plus, a current major project to create a digitised inventory of the museum’s estimated 10,000 artefacts.
T: 01636 817607
Chief Operations Officer
With overall responsibility for the day to day running of the museum, Dawn brings a new dimension utilising knowledge, skills and experience in financial and general management. This has been gained from a lengthy period with Natwest followed by a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Initially engaged on a temporary basis, Dawn quickly became drawn by the magnetic attractiveness of the collection and the history behind it. In particular, she researched the history of chronometers and the original creator, John Harrison, which now forms part of group tours.
Dawn has also been responsible for introducing a pilot scheme which uses the collection the educate children of primary school age, covering time-telling and improving numeracy skills.
T: 01636 817601
Do you have time to volunteer?
Visit our volunteering pages to find out more about how you can get involved, or to enquire about joining the Board of trustees.
You don’t have to be a clock or watch expert to join our team– there are all kinds of different skills, interests and expertise that go into the making of the museum!