National Trust Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by famous inventor John Harrison. To celebrate the 300th birthday of this significant collection piece, this March Nostell will be hosting Harrison’s Garden’, a contemporary art installation of 2,000 clocks.
To support the installation, which will decorate the ground floor of the house and is curated by renowned artist Luke Jerram, the National Trust Nostell is asking for 500 clocks to be donated by the local community.
Clocks and watches of any age, size and shape are welcome, working or broken is also fine. So, if you could have a rummage in your loft and find any timepieces you no longer need, drop them at Nostell’s ‘clock stop’ any day, 10am – 4pm until Sunday 26 February.
Timepieces can also be dropped off at Wakefield Cathedral and National Coal Mining Museum for England. Look out for the Nostell ‘clock stop’ which will be taken on tour to various Wakefield locations in February.