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Science Museum to display Clockmakers' Collection

Science Museum to display Clockmakers' Collection
1 Sep 2014

People exploring the Science Museum in London are set to be able to see the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers' Clockmakers' Collection there before long. It will be housed on the museum's second floor starting summer 2015.

The collection is the oldest collected range of timepieces the world has.

The Science Museum already boasts the Measuring Time gallery, featuring timepieces from different parts of history, such as the Wells Cathedral Clock - earth's third oldest clock.

The Clockmakers' Collection features 1,250 different timepieces and was established back in 1814. Most of the items in the collection come from c.1600 to c.1850.  

"The Science Museum already holds an important collection of timepieces and other scientific instruments dating from the medieval period to the 21st century, and I am delighted that our three million-plus visitors each year will also be able to enjoy the Clockmakers’ Collection here at the Museum," commented museum director Ian Blatchford.ADNFCR-408-ID-801745877-ADNFCR

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