We aim to support horological learning with grants, prizes, and, for our members, mentoring and networking; and, through our museum, providing inspirational learning opportunities for the public.


Horological education is flourishing in the UK. From technicians destined for the watchmaking industry to conservators working on the finest historical timepieces, and from new makers wanting to set up their own business to enthusiasts looking for an absorbing new challenge, potential students of watch and clockmaking enjoy a wide variety of opportunities.

However, such a broad landscape of courses can be hard to navigate for those new to the subject. We hope the information presented here will inspire students to research more deeply the options available, to find out which might suit them best.

For some who are learning horology, the Clockmakers’ Charity offers more:

·        providing direct financial support for specialist training not assisted by other educational charities. 

·        giving annual prizes for excellence in education.

·        assisting masters who train apprentices through a structured apprentice scheme.

We also recognise that learning does not just take place on formal courses. Through our alliance with the Science Museum Group, which comprises five museums across the country, we are planning a bold programme of informal learning and outreach.

To find out more about our work in education, see the subsections on this page.

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