Museum of Timekeeping

Upton Hall, Main Street, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5TE
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Museum of Timekeeping


The Museum of Timekeeping is home to a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and timepieces.

Established in 1994, the Museum of Timekeeping cares for a unique collection of artefacts at the home of the British Horological Institute in the picturesque village of Upton, located between Newark and Southwell in Nottinghamshire.

Come and visit to explore amazing exhibits including the watch worn by Captain Scott on his ill-fated polar expedition of 1912. You can also discover more about early timekeeping devices including turret and lantern clocks, and hear the voice of the General Post Office’s first Speaking Clock via the original machine itself.

During your visit you can also explore the grounds and grand rooms of the beautiful, grade II listed Upton Hall which is home to the Museum. You can also discover more about the long, rich history of the Museum of Timekeeping and its members, who have promoted the study and practice of clock and watchmaking since their foundation in 1858.

The museum is open to visitors during our seasonal summer opening hours from May through to September, on our special event days, or through privately booked tours.

For more information and bookings, please contact the Museum of Timekeeping by phone on 01636 817601 or email.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£10.00 per ticket
Art Pass Holders£5.00 per ticket
BH Members£4.00 per ticket
Timekeepers’ Club MembersFree
Under 14s - Free of chargeFree

Payments for entry or in the shop can be in cash or card / electronic payments.

Map & Directions



  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Clock House Cafe is located next door to the museum. The cafe provides discounts for museum visitors and it is advisable to book in advance if you are a large party.
  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - accessed via an inclined ramp to the toilet block.

Opening Times

Museum of Timekeeping (5 Apr 2024 - 24 Oct 2024)
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday10:30 - 15:30
Saturday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* The museum is open each week on a Friday.
10.30am – 3.30pm (last admission 2.45pm)

Special Events
The Museum also hosts a range of Special Events throughout the year, including the Sunday that the clocks go forward each March, and the Sunday that the clocks go back each October.

Group Visits
We welcome pre-booked group visits for (10-50 people) throughout the year. - Please check with the museum directly.


  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 2019

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