What's on. Curator's Choice: Clock Making in Georgian Times
An exploration of the mechanical and decorative development of timekeepers through the golden age of British clock making, using examples from the extensive clock collection of Dumfries House. Many trades were engaged in the production of a clock and each of these were vying for business.
Like today, those working to exceptional standards and the innovators amongst them developing the latest fashion statements in artistic and mechanical wizardry were often rewarded with the best commissions from the wealthiest of clients.
Using the house clocks, Iain Hair traces the development of clock-making through the Georgian era of the 18th and 19th centuries. Tea/Coffee and Shortbread included.
Please arrive at the Tour Entrance Door on the West Wing of the House.
Date: Thursday 25th July
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Where: The Tapestry Room