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The Consultant Keeper of the Clockmakers’ Museum, Sir George White Bt, will answer your queries relating to the history of the Clockmakers’ Company, the Company’s Library and Collection, or the history of clock making in London. Sir George will also endeavour to answer specific questions about clocks and watches, and general questions concerning clockmaker genealogy.

Please include full details and photographs of the clocks and watches in question in your correspondence. Sir George can be contacted at:

keeper@clockmakers.org
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Present Day

All correspondence relating to the present day Worshipful Company of Clockmakers should be addressed to:

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

clerk@clockmakers.org

Historical

Correspondence relating to the history of the Company, the Company’s Library and Collection, or the history of clock making in London should be sent to The Consultant Keeper as below.

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

May we request please that before you contact the Consultant Keeper, you first consult the article “How Old is My Clock ? particularly if you are looking for information about an antiquarian clock. Thankyou.

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

The Consultant Keeper
The Clockmakers’ Museum

keeper@clockmakers.org

Books and Manuscripts

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

May we request please that before you contact the Librarian, you first consult our Manuscripts and Archives page. Thankyou.

The Principal Librarian
Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London
EC2V 7HH

Printed Books: 0207 332 1860
Manuscripts: 0207 332 1862

A selection of horological books is available for sale from the Guildhall Library desk:-

Guildhall Library
Aldermanbury
London
EC2V 7HH

Telephone: 0207 332 1860

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,
London
W2 4PH

Telephone: 0207 727 4065

info@bridgeman.co.uk
www.bridgemanart.com

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