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Five thousand volumes

The library presently contains nearly five thousand volumes. It is widely acknowledged as one of the finest sources of horological information in the world.

New items are continually being added by the BHI Museum Trust, either through generous donations or by specific purchase. At the moment we are working on creating an online version of the library catalogue.

BHI members and accredited researchers can use the library.

If you can’t get to Upton Hall personally, or if you are neither a BHI member nor an accredited researcher and you believe that our library may contain information that may be of use to you, then we can offer the ability to carry out limited research tasks on your behalf. (A separate charge is payable for this service.)

For information and to arrange access, or to request an individual search, please contact Briony Dickinson via +44 (0)1636 817610 or email

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