Why we need your help
Our museum is completely unique, there is nothing else like it anywhere in the country and is loved by all who visit. The craft of watch and clock repair is also dying and we are one of the last specialists in the area. We are not a charity and so are completely self-funded.
Our landlord has put our premises up for sale. We cannot afford to buy it, but if we don't, then there is a huge risk that the new owners will not wish us to stay. Our premises is ideal for our museum with four large rooms for the museum, a gift shop area and a large downstairs area for the repair workshop. There is nothing else like the building in the area and so it is imperative that we buy the premises to save our museum and horology business and preserve this heritage craft for the future.
What we require
£90,000 to buy the premises
£10,000 administration fees
£10,000 to cover the crowdfunder fees/contingency fund for museum renovation- new flooring, painting etc.
If you can help, however small, then please donate to our project!
More about us
Mr George's Museum of Time is a family run mechanical watch and clock museum, repairers and gift shop in Haltwhistle Northumberland. The business was started in 2012 by myself and my family.
The museum, which has free entry relies on visitor donations.
The museum is "geared up" for children with activities throughout and also houses our large (and ever growing) collection of over 400 watches, 300 clocks, tools and parts, some dating back as far as the early 18th century. We also have what is believed to be one of the biggest collections of watch dials in the country- around 900.
We aim to educate both adults and children alike in the heritage of watch and clock repairing, allowing adults to reminisce and teach children about real, mechanical time.
Watch and clock repairs
I am also a qualified watch and clock repairer and we make our income through this in our dedicated workshop in the museum building. As far as we know, I am the only specialist watch repairer in the area and our customers come from far and wide for their repairs.
We also have a gift shop which sells Mr George merchandise, fairtrade and novelty gifts, antique restored clocks and watches plus much more.
To find out more about how we came to open the business and more about my life, please watch the video below:
Please help us to save our business and preserve this dying craft for the future. Pledge your donation now!