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.
View admission charges
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
21 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
22 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
25 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
26 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
27 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
28 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available
29 October 2017 13:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Clock Stops

Sat 21 Oct 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'.

Parkland walk with a teatime treat

Sat 21 Oct 2017
14:00-15:00
Work up an appetite on this 2.5 mile guided walk across the Nostell parkland and enjoy a scrumptious treat in the Courtyard Café afterwards.

Mucky Monday: campfire cooking

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Autumn half term days are perfect for getting cosy around the campfire and cooking scrumptious, sweet treats that melt in your mouth.

Nordic walking group

Tue 24 Oct 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: bonkers for conkers

Tue 24 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Show off your champion conker-swinging skills with number 10 from your list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ and create fuzzy felt acorns.

Active Wednesday

Wed 25 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Run around and work up a sweat in the fresh air this autumn with a day of outdoor sporty activities.