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  • Date and time: Saturday 19 June 2021, 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Have you been inspired to mend a broken clock by the BBC series The Repair Shop? Well here’s your chance to learn how.

Open Clock Club is an online presentation, broadcast from the clock repair workshop of practitioner, conservator and teacher Matthew Read. Aimed especially at beginners, it is designed to be accessible to anyone interested in learning to repair mechanical clocks.

Whether you want to restore a precious family heirloom, learn a new craft skill with wellbeing benefits, or start a journey as a professional craftsperson and clockmaker, Open Clock Club is here to support you.

In a world of throw-away culture, Matthew will show you how to repair a much-loved timepiece that will continue to tell its story for generations to come. Why not learn a historic craft skill and be part of a movement that brings broken treasures back to life?


This event is event is hosted on Zoom, so you will need to download the app to attend. Once you have signed-up via Eventbrite, you will be sent a Zoom link about one hour before the event. Please note that sessions will be recorded and shared by the organisers on YouTube. If you wish to remain anonymous, please keep your camera turned off.


If you require further information, please contact Matthew via email or social media: Facebook ‘how to repair pendulum clocks’; Twitter @clockrepairbook

Image credit: How to repair pendulum clocks

About the speaker

Matthew Read is a horologist, conservator and former Clocks Conservation Programme Leader at West Dean College. Following a period as a Conservator and Assistant Curator at The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Matthew dismantled and cleaned the famous 18th century Bowes Swan Automaton. He has worked as a conservator of many internationally important dynamic historic objects on behalf of a range of museums and heritage institutions including The National Trust.