image for Exhibition item typeThe Clock Stops at National Trust Nostell

  • National Trust

Exhibition, Sat 25 Mar - Sun 29 Oct 2017


The Clock Stops

The Clock Stops


Estate Office

01924 863892


Doncaster Road,

Events at this Venue


Nostell looks after one of the first longcase clocks made by the famous inventor, John Harrison.

Join in a year of ‘Clock Work’ celebrations to mark the 300th birthday of this ticking treasure, including the brand new exhibition, ‘The Clock Stops’.

You’ll be able to get up close to this historical treasure and peer inside at the handcrafted wooden mechanism that’s stood the test of time. Unravel the story of its maker, John Harrison, from his humble beginnings to solving the greatest scientific challenge of his age; the longitude problem.

Fancy yourself as a clock craftsperson? Have a go at putting together cogs and levers to see exactly what makes a clock tick.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 29 Oct 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Normal admission charges to the house apply.



See location of National Trust Nostell on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 407171  Lat: 53.64883 Long: -1.38574

By Road:
On the A638
5 miles south east of Wakefield towards Doncaster.
Sat Nav postcode: WF4 1QA

Parking charges:
£4.00 for all day parking

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: 485, 496, 498 from Wakefield Bus Station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups