Museums come in many sizes: Some are so huge they can take days to properly look around, while others are simply a few glass cases at the back of a room. What is quite rare, though, is the case of London’s Clockmakers’ Museum, which is found wholly inside another museum.
Formerly housed in the City of London’s Guildhall, this collection belonging to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers moved to the Science Museum in 2015. It’s a treat for horologists, with over 1,000 clocks, watches, and other timepieces on display. The two most well-known items in their collection are rightly famous.
|Francis Bacon’s Studio and Home||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|Chi-Chi the Giant Panda||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Alfred Russel Wallace Statue||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Ernest Shackleton Statue||2019||0.4km||site_ao|
|Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|London’s Rose-Ringed Parakeets||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|V&A Dog Memorials||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Mary Anning’s Plesiosaur||2018||0.2km||site_ao|
|London’s Peter Pan Statue||2017||1.2km||site_ao|
|‘The Rocket’ Locomotive||2018||0km||site_ao|
|Alfred Hitchcock’s London Flat||2018||1.2km||site_ao|
|Hyde Park Barracks||0.8km||site_brutalism|
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