BHI Museum launches summer opening 2017

Every Friday 26 May – 8 September, 11am – 3pm

General admission is charged at £3 per adult, £2 BHI members, Children under 12 free (payment by cash at the door). Parking is available free of charge, and visitors can also enjoy a tasty treat at the independent on-site Clock House Café.

The BHI Museum is pleased to announce details of its summer opening arrangements for 2017, as part of exciting new developments.

In a first step to deliver the museum’s commitment to open its doors more regularly, it will be opening to visitors every Friday from 26 May through to 8 September 2017, 11am-3pm (last admission 2.30pm).

The museum is based at the home of the British Horological Institute, in Upton, Nottinghamshire.  The museum houses a fascinating collection of clocks, watches, timepieces and archives brought together by BHI members since the founding of the Institute in 1858.  The BHI Museum Trust, was established as a separate registered charity in 1994, transferring the collection into public trust, to help ensure its long-term future and enjoyment by all.

Until now the museum has traditionally been accessible only via pre-booked group visits, plus special event days when the clocks go forward and back and a weekend event in June.

Visitors can look forward to exploring the museum’s treasures, including Britain’s first 3 Speaking Clocks, stunning early 17th century timepieces, the BHI’s famous 150th anniversary clock, and even Captain Scott’s pocket-watch carried on his ill-fated 1912 Antarctic expedition.

Over the course of the next 3 years the museum plans to extend these seasonal summer opening hours to cover additional days, including weekends.  It also plans to introduce new events and develop museum displays and exhibits to add new features and activities for visitors.

The museum team are looking forward to welcoming new visitors, and to learning more about how visitors would like to see the museum develop in the future.  The museum is currently recruiting room guide volunteers to assist on these open days.

For additional information and enquiries please contact Eleanor Baumber Museum Manager on 01636 817 601 or email bhimuseum@bhi.co.uk

The museum is located in the village of Upton, on the A612 between Newark and Southwell.

Full address: The BHI Museum Trust, Main Street, Upton, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5TE.

 

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