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The BHI Museum Trust

Looking after the collection

The BHI Museum Trust looks after the unrivalled collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, tools, instruments, books, photographs and valuable documents brought together by BHI members since 1858.

The Trust was established in 1994 to ensure the long-term future of this priceless collection.

The Trust also makes the collection resources available to academics, researchers and students. BHI members have free privileged access to the collection, archives and library during normal working hours (on an appointment basis).

Members of the general public can view the collection during open days and museum events, including pre-booked group visits.

Since 1971 the collection is housed in Upton Hall, a Grade 2* listed building (read more about the history of Upton Hall).

Help. Create. Build. Enjoy.

You can become a volunteer or Friend of the BHI Museum Trust, and support our work and meet like-minded people from around the globe during regular gatherings in Upton Hall.

We need volunteers to help us giving access to the collection and creating a professional catalogue. We are looking for lots of different people – administrators, tour guides, stewards, attendants, painters, decorators, plumbers, electricians, gardeners and many others.

To volunteer, please phone +44 (0)1636 813601 or email

Read more about the Friends of the BHI Museum Trust

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How to make, repair, restore and service clocks, watches and other timepieces

We have a new education and training prospectus.

Find out more information