Museum of Timekeeping in Upton, England

The grandly named British Horological Institute opened its volunteer-run Museum of Timekeeping in 1994. The institute, which has been around since 1858, decamped to the small rural village of Upton, in Nottinghamshire, in 1979, when it took over Upton Hall, a beautiful and vacant 19th-century mansion.

Today, the institute educates and accredits a new generation of skilled craftspeople, keeping the enviable artistic and technical skills of clock and watchmaking ticking along into the...

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