The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display at National Museum of Scotland.

The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

About The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

4th Oct 2019 to 26th Jan 2020
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National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
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Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display. Featuring beautiful objects from the golden age of British clock making in the 17th century, these exquisitely decorated pieces were at the cutting edge of technology and many were the ultimate status symbol of their day.


Exhibition Gallery 3, Level 1

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