Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Directors have taken the decision to close the museum for the foreseeable future. This action has only been taken to ensure the safety of visitors & staff.
We all hope this will be a temporary measure.
COVENTRY'S HIDDEN GEM - ABOUT COVENTRY WATCH MUSEUM
The Coventry Watch Museum Project became a Company Limited by guarantee on the 31st of March 1995. The Company was granted Charity Status by the Charity Commission on the 16th October 1996.
On the 5th December 2002, the Company purchased 22,23,24 Court 7 Medieval Spon Street, Coventry with the intention of renovating the buildings and establishing a permanent working Watch Museum.
The site is the remaining part of a Coventry “court” and is probably the last example of what was a common dwelling situation in the 18th and 19th century, Coventry. The renovation will be sometime in the future when funding is available.
In the meantime, a temporary Museum has been set up using the ground floor of the existing buildings, a new prefabricated metal Building and also a building that was used as an air raid shelter during World War 11 by Rotherham & Sons Clock & Watch manufacturers of Coventry.
The Museum is run and staff by members of the Company who are all Volunteer’s, new members are always welcome to help.
Coventry Watch Museum recently welcomed current members of the renowned British & Coventry watch & dial makers 'Player' family to the museum. Both, father & son, brought along timepieces their notable ancestors had made many years ago...
The museum is extremely grateful for additions that have now been added to our historical archives...thank you!
My wife, myself and our daughter and son-out-law went to the Coventry Clock and Watch Museum as my daughter knew that I am interested in clocks and watches. It was a revelation, as I was unaware that Coventry had been the centre of the English watch industry.
The museum is free to visit and is run by very enthusiastic volunteers, although donations are always welcome. They have all sorts of memorabilia on display in a row of old cottages situated in an old part of Coventry.
It is well worth a visit, and I am sure that we will be returning.
The museum exists due to the dedication of volunteers & donations.