The museum is the collection of Diana Bell, a watch and clock repairer from Northumberland who grew up helping her father George Ellis in his own repair business, from whom she learned her trade.
The 'Mr George the Clock Man Stories' written by Diana inspired the name for the museum.
The museum collection contains a wide selection of timepieces, keys, tools and parts dating from the 18th century all the way through to the late 20th century, many of which were inherited by Diana from her father George Ellis. Lots of these clocks on display are types and styles which were repaired every day by Diana and her father, as well as some older and also rather unusual ones! You may spot some types you recognise or even used to own yourself!
Our watch collection also ranges from fusee (chain wound) pocket watches of the 18th and 19th centuries, right through to more modern mechanical wrist watches of the 1980s.
There is also a wide selection of repairers tools and gadgets on display. Come and take a journey through time!
We also have what is thought to be one of the largest collections of watch dials in the country- around 900. The best of them are on display.