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The Clockmakers' Museum

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Now on 2nd floor of Science Museum

This is an interesting display of old watches and clocks.There are 24 panels explaining the history... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
The oldest clock and watch museum in the World!

This museum is now a must-see section of the Science Museum, located on the second floor. If you... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Jack B
Ronald, Washington
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We wondered why the taxi driver could not find this place on Commercial road. It is NOT THERE any more. Having had a fruitless search, we rang the number to be told it had moved to the Science museum. !!! Oh well the walk down...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My husband is a clock repairman in the US and had communicated with Lord White, The Keeper of the Clocks, previously to gain help in dating a clock. When we went to London we visited the Clockmakers' Museum and my husband asked if Lord White...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I went with friends to this Museum, now located on the 2nd Floor of the Science Museum. It is without doubt, the finest collection of watches and clocks in the world. It covers the whole spectrum from the early 1600s with examples...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Graham B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Was violently raining, finished Guildhall, so grabbed a cab to the Clock museum because of proximity and weather. Was a nice hour spent!

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an interesting display of old watches and clocks.There are 24 panels explaining the history of making watches in London.This is no longer undertaken in the UK.Furthermore with time the first thing you see on your mobile I think that It is going to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank wingate
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum is now a must-see section of the Science Museum, located on the second floor. If you have read the book "Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time", you will truly appreciate this museum,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jack B
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This great collection of Clocks and Watches, which was previously at the Guildhall Library is now housed on the 2nd floor of the Science Museum oposite to the V&A. Admission is free. Anyone interested in the history of Clocks and Watches, or just who appreciates...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a little and interesting museum, here you will find a small collection of watches. The entrance is free.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank kristell29
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Free. One room museum with a treasure of watches and clocks. A little hard to find bit worth the time. Takes about an hour. I recommend buying the book from the library next door. A great recap of English watch / clock making history. A...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank LarryF232
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were directed to not miss this by the docent at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, in order to see John Harrison's H5 chronometer. The earlier chronometers, which effectively solved the longitude problem, are on exhibit at Greenwich, but his final version is here at...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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