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Build a Clock

Meet + Make with Ross Alcock
21 February 2024

Get creative with clocks in this arty activity created for 5-11 year olds.

In this workshop with horologist Ross Alcock, children will build a working clock to take home with them, from designing their clock face to learning what makes it tick.

Children will have fun, engage their imaginations, and develop their fine motor skills whilst learning about the history of time from an expert horologist.

All materials and equipment will be provided. Please note, that each ticket is for one child and an accompanying adult.

This workshop is part of Meet + Make, a series of public engagement events running alongside our contemporary exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work.

Meet the Tutor

Ross Alcock

Ross Alcock is an award-winning horologist, specialising in the conservation and restoration of fine antique clocks and domestic timepieces. He is a professional member of the British Horological Institute (BHI) and works from his Harley Foundation Studio on the Welbeck Estate.


Booking Information

Wednesday 21 February

10.30am – 11.30am or 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Tickets for this workshop are Pay What You Think: choose from £3, £5, and £10 tickets.


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

We require all participants to complete a short registration form on booking.

Meet for this workshop in the Harley Gallery.