group of IA members visited the headquarters and museum of the British
Horological Institute in Upton Hall near Southwell on 7 February.
excellent BHI guides gave an introduction to the huge collection of
clocks and watches on display in the Hall. There are examples of rare,
early long case clocks, some in magnificent decorated cases, and fine
regulators, which keep time with remarkable accuracy.
twentieth century development of the ‘speaking clock’ is followed in
the Museum’s unique collection. The museum also has a vast range of
watches which illustrate important innovations over the years. Of
particular interest is the watch used by Captain Scott on his famous,
ill-fated Antarctic expedition.
Photographs: Upton Hall, BHI Headquarters and Museum (top); part of the BHI Museum display in the Hall (below)