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Antiquarian clock and watch related inquiries

Inquiries relating to the history of the Clockmakers’ Company, the Company’s Library and Collection or the history of clockmaking in London should be directed to the The Curator of the Clockmakers’ Museum, Anna Rolls. The Curator will endeavour to answer after consultation with experts including the Keeper Emeritus, Past Master Sir George White, when necessary. Research into some inquiries may have to be fitted around other work.

Please include full details of the clock or watchmaker and any photographs of the clock or watch plus supporting documents that is the subject of an inquiry.

For questions about the age of an antiquarian clock or watch, please read the section “How old is my clock” before sending an inquiry

Please note: the Clockmakers’ Library has little access to material relating to English provincial clock or watch making or horology abroad, beyond the standard published works

The Curator can be contacted by email: curator@clockmakers.org or by post:

The Clockmakers’ Museum, The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

Genealogists seeking information about their ancestors – try the City of London pages entitled “London Generations”. Also see our listings of Masters and their Apprentices.

Other general inquiries: Any correspondence relating to the present day Worshipful Company of Clockmakers including membership inquiries, and/or its Charity should be addressed to The Clerk: Clerk@clockmakers.org or by post at:

The Clerk
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
1 Throgmorton Avenue
London EC2N 2BY
Telephone: 020 7998 8120



Correspondence relating to the accessibility of books and manuscripts held at Guildhall Library, or similar inquiries should be addressed as below.

The Principal Librarian Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 7HH

Printed Books: 0207 332 1860
Manuscripts: 0207 332 1862

The Bridgeman Art Library

For Correspondence concerning colour photography of items in the Company’s Collection or Library:

The Bridgeman Art Library
17 – 19 Garway Road,
W2 4PH

Telephone: 0207 727 4065


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Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS) Lectures

A formal affiliation was signed in 2014 between the WCC and the AHS. WCC Liverymen and Freemen are encouraged to attend the excellent AHS Lectures, which are free to WCC members and include teas before and wine afterwards, so are very social and interesting events. List of forthcoming lectures in London is on the AHS site.

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