Museum of Timekeeping

Upton, Nottinghamshire – As the clocks leap forward to welcome the brighter days of spring, the Museum of Timekeeping in Upton, Nottinghamshire, invites enthusiasts and the curious alike to its annual Spring Forward Show on Sunday, 31st March 2024. This unique event promises an engaging day out for families, collectors, and anyone fascinated by the march of time and its measurement through history.

The Museum of Timekeeping, nestled in the heart of Upton, is home to an extraordinary collection that includes everything from ancient sundials to the atomic clocks that define the precision of time today. As guardians of time’s history, the Museum showcases the evolution of timekeeping devices, each telling its own story of technological innovation and human ingenuity.

The Spring Forward Show 2024 is set to be a highlight of the museum’s calendar, offering a range of activities, workshops, and special exhibits designed to intrigue and educate visitors of all ages. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to see some of the museum’s most prized possessions up close, including items that have played pivotal roles in significant historical moments. The event will also feature live demonstrations, allowing guests to witness the meticulous craftsmanship involved in the maintenance and restoration of antique timepieces. Experts in horology will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions, offering insights into the challenges of preserving these intricate machines for future generations.

In addition to the annual Spring Forward Show, the Museum of Timekeeping will also be open every Friday from 5th April to 25th October 2024 between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, welcoming visitors to explore its vast collection during these extended hours.

The Museum of Timekeeping is more than just a repository of timepieces; it is a testament to humanity’s enduring quest to understand and organise time. “We invite everyone to join us as we ‘spring forward’ into a new season,” adds Rob Finnigan, the current Museum Manager. “It’s an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of timekeeping and reflect on how it continues to impact our lives in the digital age.”

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event runs until 4p.m, with tickets available for purchase at the museum’s entrance.

For more information, including ticket prices and a schedule of events, please visit the Museum of Timekeeping’s website or contact the museum directly.