The Clock Stops

Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by the famous inventor, John Harrison. Join in a year of 'Clock Work' celebrations to mark the 300th birthday of this ticking treasure, including this brand new exhibition, 'The Clock Stops'.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be able to get up close to this historical treasure and peer inside at the handcrafted wooden mechanism that's stood the test of time. Unravel the story of its maker, John Harrison, from his humble beginnings to solving the greatest scientific challenge of his age; the longitude problem. Fancy yourself as a clock craftsperson? Have a go at putting together cogs and levers to see exactly what makes a clock tick.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Nostell Priory and Parkland

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.05 £5.50
Family £30.25 £27.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.35
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.60 £6.90
Child £3.80 £3.45
Family £18.95 £17.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.90

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Access to Parkland is free. There is a £4 car parking charge (free for National Trust members).

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
You'll find 'The Clock Stops' on the ground floor of the house.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
3 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
6 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
7 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
8 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
9 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
10 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
13 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
14 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
15 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
16 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
17 September 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Estate Office
Email
nostellpriory@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01924 863892

Upcoming events

Nordic walking group

Tue 22 Aug 2017
10:00-11:00
Join the Nordic walking group every Tuesday for some exercise in the parkland to boost your fitness and your mood!

50 things Tuesday: explorers

Tue 22 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
Learn all about woodland ways and fill in number 47 from your list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and head out on a digital treasure hunt to do number 49.

Active Wednesdays

Wed 23 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
Pick up a summer of sport challenge card and see how many stamps you can collect.

The Clock Stops

Wed 23 Aug 2017
13:00-17:00
Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by the famous inventor, John Harrison. Join in a year of 'Clock Work' celebrations to mark the 300th birthday of this ticking treasure, including this brand new exhibition, 'The Clock Stops'.

Thursday Health Walk

Thu 24 Aug 2017
10:30-11:30
Enjoy an hour's walk around Nostell's picturesque parkland.

Bike hire

Thu 24 Aug 2017
11:00-15:00
Borrow a bike and create your own adventure by following one of the paths through rolling meadows and woodland.