16th August 2017

Clocks of the Vales and Dales

20th July – 16th August

This summer, we are delighted to welcome a new exhibition. With over 60 grandfather clocks, wall and table clocks, watches and barometers, it will be an impressive display of Yorkshire’s proud clock-making history. The exhibition runs from 20th July – 16th August.

Yorkshire has a long history of clock-making. In the late 17th century the crafting of longcase clocks moved away from London, and a thriving industry developed in the North. Eventually, every town had its own clockmaker, and a fascinating diversity of styles developed around regional centres.

The exhibition will showcase over fifty clocks from York, Easingwold, Ripon, Thirsk, Northallerton, Bedale, Masham, Richmond, Reeth, Leyburn, Middleham, Askrigg and Hawes.

Of particular interest to horologists will be at least ten early clocks from York and there will be a particularly strong representation of Wensleydale clock makers. The exhibition will also include a number of unusual clocks from elsewhere in Yorkshire.

The exhibition has been organised by a group of Clock enthusiasts – Dr David Severs of Northallerton, Edward Bacon of York, David Varley of Newton-on-Ouse and Howard Walker of Brompton-on-Swale. Admission is free, but the organisers will be fundraising for The Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal throughout the exhibition.

For our opening times please see here

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