Open Day 2024

“It’s About Time”

Our next Open Day is 10am – 4pm on Saturday October 5th 2024.

The Open Day showcases all aspects of horology and the activities of the British Horological Institute.

  • Come and chat with our professional horologists about evening classes and careers .
  • Bring photos of items and our experts will be on hand to give advise on history or repairs.
  • Live demonstrations of clock work, watches and clock repair.
  • Trade stand sales of tools and materials
  • Examples of clocks made by branch members
  • Examples of repairs from the branch evening classes presented by the students.
  • Free Entry

Current Confirmed items:

We expect many more items to be confirmed in the next few weeks.


  • Clock Case woodworking
  • Watchmaker and Pocket watch display
  • Rolex Watch display
  • Thwaites and Reed Clock Display


  • 3D Printing
  • Hand Engraving
  • Working on the watchmakers lathe
  • Dial Painting and Restoration


  • Kids Clock kit assembly

Courses and Careers

  • Work from the local evening classes and workshop

For Sale

  • HS Walsh & Sons – Horological supplies, tools and clock parts.
  • Selection of Horological and related books.
  • Selection of antique/vintage/used Horological items.


  • Pop in for complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.