Our apprentices to restore historic Harrison clock

December 15, 2017 Heritage, News, Public, Time, Traditional

Derby Museums and Smith of Derby are delighted to announce a partnership project that will see the historic Harrison clock, formerly of Derby Guildhall, removed from Derby Silk Mill and restored to working condition by apprentices at Smith of Derby.

This exciting project has the dual benefit of training up future clockmakers and maintainers while safeguarding the future of one of the museum’s, and Derby’s, most significant treasures.

The project will also see the nationally-significant Whitehurst I turret clock removed to Smith of Derby for safe keeping and display during the course of the Silk Mill’s £16.4m renovation to become the Museum of Making in 2020.

Our apprentices, Sam, Mitchell and Tom, will be on-site Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December under the supervision of clockmaker Dean Allen. Restoration is planned to start 2nd January in collaboration with the talented Chris McKay.

For the latest updates please visit our twitter pages @derbymuseums @smithofderby.

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