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.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
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.
|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.
Access to Parkland is free. There is a £4 car parking charge (free for National Trust members).
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Meeting point
- You'll find 'The Clock Stops' on the ground floor of the house.
|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|