Time exhibition launched at Craven Museum & Gallery.
We all know that time waits for no man but have you ever wondered how we came to be so dependent on time to organise our lives? If so, residents can take time out at the new exhibition 'It's about time...' at Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton.
From a 'time' when no one needed a clock or a watch, we have become surrounded by time - on watches, mobile phones, radio and computers.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 27 January to Monday 3 May and contains lots of interactive activities for all the family.
Everyone will be able to test their skills against the clock and young children will be delighted to climb inside the fantastic 'Hickory, Dickory Clock' crafted by Colin Lawrence-Sykes of Craven Sheds. Lots of different clocks will be on display from pocket watches to mantle clocks. Clock historian, Dr David Firth has let the museum borrow some of his 250 grandfather clocks which he started collecting 30 years ago.
Councillor Ken Hart, Lead member for Culture at Craven District Council, said, "We are extremely excited about the new exhibition and very grateful to Dr David Firth for lending us part of his amazing collection. There's something nostalgic about the sonorous tick-tock of a grandfather clock or the sight of a pocket watch like your granddad used to have. I'm sure visitors will enjoy this unique trip back in time at the Museum and Gallery?"
For further information about the exhibition or other events contact Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton Town Hall on 01756 706407, www.cravendc.gov.uk or on Facebook.
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