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The Clockmakers’ Museum–groups

Take a peak at the world’s oldest collection of clocks and watches.

This incredible display presents 600 watches, 90 clocks, 30 marine chronometers, a number of sundials and fine examples of hand engraving.

Together they reflect the innovation of London's clockmakers from 1600 to the present day, from their first marine chronometers and mechanical clocks through the evolution of the wristwatch.

John Harrison was the inventor of the marine chronometer - see the fifth chronometer he made and completed in 1770, There's a four-month duration longcase clock by the father of English watchmaking, Thomas Tompion. Look out for the intricate Space Traveller II watch, made almost entirely by hand by George Daniels in the early 1980s.

This collection was assembled by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and was located in the Guildhall before moving to its new home at the Science Museum in 2015.

 

Supported by

DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

Part of the Science Museum Group