Founded in 1814, this is the oldest collection of clocks and watches in the world. Some of the carefully-crafted chronometers and priceless pieces on display date back as far as 1600. Free to enter, this timepiece treasury showcases some 30 custom clocks and 15 monumental marine time-keepers, as well as a wealth of watches from Europe.
In 2002 the museum was relaunched with refurbished displays. In addition to exhibiting clocks and watches it tells the history of clockmaking in London. There is also a rolling exhibition of 21st century clocks and watches made by contemporary artists and craftsmen.
Located at the same site, but administratively incorporated into the Guildhall Library visiting horological scholars will also find the Library of Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, one of the major publicly accessible collections of printed materials and manuscripts on British horology.