First stop today will be Newark on Trent a town steeped in History with its battle scarred castle a remnant of the Civil War standing proud alongside the River Trent. The town boasts one of the finest Georgian Market Squares in the Country with its Town Hall occupying one side of the square housing a museum and art gallery. Beyond the Square is the Church of St Mary Magdalene containing one Flemish Brass, one of which is the largest in the country.
A short way outside of Newark on Trent stands Upton Hall , housing the British Horological Society and the Museum of Timekeeping. On arrival at the Museum we will be given a short talk about the British Horological institute and the Museum followed by a guided tour around the Museum and free time to look around the Museum Gallery on the first floor. It is a fascinating place and by having a guide you will learn some of the history and stories associated with some of the timepieces. There are hundreds of exhibits ranging from Tiny Watches to Church Clock Mechanisms even the first speaking clocks and most of them are in full working order.
Please Note that the Main exhibition hall is fully accessible and will be he area used during the tour. The upstairs galleries are only accessible by stairs.
There is limited refreshment facilities at the museum
Time in Newark on Trent will be approximately 2 hours
he Museum tour will last approximately 2 hours
This tour is being arranged for a group who will occupy the front half of the coach.
Price £33.00 includes the admission and tour price for the Museum of Timekeeping.
Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway Station at 09:00 then additional pick-up points at Bournville Green (09:05), Selly Oak (09:15), Harborne (09:25), Edgbaston (09:35) and City Centre (09:45)
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To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you.
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