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A mantel clock representing an incident in the struggle between the Sabines and the Romans and an interpretation of Jacques-Louis David's painting when the Sabine women intervene to reconcile the warring parties. Romulus, to the right, is poised to hurl h
Keeping Time: Clocks in the Royal Collection

Extraordinary timepieces in the Royal Collection, 1630-1830

George III and Astronomical Clocks

George III's interest in horology is wonderfully reflected in the clocks he commissioned, collected and sometimes even designed during his reign, 1760-1801. His collection showcases not only technical innovation but also exquisite workmanship and design. Watch this film to learn about two amazing astronomical clocks in the Royal Collection and find out why they were so important to George III.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.