Clockmakers' Museum

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Clockmakers' Museum
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Clockmakers' Museum is located in Central London
Clockmakers' Museum
Location within Central London
Established 1814
Location Science Museum, London
Coordinates Coordinates: 51°29′51″N 0°10′29″W / 51.4975°N 0.174722°W / 51.4975; -0.174722
Website clockmakers.org

The Clockmakers' Museum in London, England is a collection of clocks, watches and other horological items which belongs to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, which is one of the City of London Livery Companies. Until October 2014 it was housed in a gallery at the Guildhall and admission was free. On 22 October 2015 the new display of the collection was officially opened by Princess Anne at the Science Museum in London, where it can be seen on the second floor. Admission remains free.

The Clockmakers' Collection was begun in 1814,[1] and is the oldest collection specifically of clocks and watches in the world. It has been open to the public since 1874. The majority of items in the collection range from c.1600 to c.1850. The most important pieces include the marine timekeepers, in particular the celebrated fifth marine timekeeper completed by John Harrison in 1770 (H5).

Guildhall Library holds the Library of Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, one of the major publicly accessible collections of printed materials and manuscripts on British horology.

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  1. ^ Samuel Atkins, Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers (London, 1881), pp. 203-06

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