Since its inception in 1953 the Antiquarian Horological Society has regularly gathered together clocks in public exhibitions, not just for the benefit of its members but to fulfil one of its founding aims - that of promoting the study of clocks and watches and the history of time measurement in all its forms.
"The British Clockmakers Heritage Exhibition" at the Science Museum, London, in 1952 was a significant trigger in the decision to bring together those interested in antiquarian horological artefacts, and to start the AHS.
Since 1953, there have been several public exhibitions mounted by the Society bringing the wonders of horology across the ages to the public notice, right through to 2008 with "Your Time" in Liverpool. This exhibition coincided with the Society's 2008 AGM and helped to celebrate Liverpool's crown of 'City of Culture 2008'.
Many of the clocks displayed in these exhibitions were from private collections, and would not have normally been available for study.
The primary major exhibitions for which the Society has been responsible are:
"Collectors Pieces, Clocks and Watches"
"Electrifying Time" (More...)
"Horological Masterworks" (More...)
"Time and Place" (More...)
"Your Time" (More...)