Mr George's Museum of Time

4 Central Place
NE49 0DF

01434 321776

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Watch and clock museum, gift shop and repair specialist. The museum is based around the local children's stories of Mr George the clock man written by Diana Bell. The stories are based on a real character, George Ellis, Diana's father; a watch and clock repairer who lived and worked in Northumberland last century. The museum brings together the stories along with Diana's large collection of watches, clocks, tools and parts into one attraction suitable for all ages which is both educational and fun. Children's activities throughout.

Gift shop: stocking novelty toys, restored antique clocks, fairtrade products and more!

We specialise in Mechanical watch and clock repairs and offer free estimates. Battery and strap fittings also available.

Road directions

From Haltwhistle market place turn right towards the working men's club (opposite end of the street to the train station) and we are opposite the comrades club.

Public transport


The 685/85 stops every hour in Haltwhistle market place going to and from Newcastle and Carlisle.

The AD122 Hadrian's wall bus also runs through Haltwhistle during the summer months.



Trains stop every hour at Haltwhistle station. We can be found at the opposite end of the main street past the market place.

Ticketing and entry prices for Mr George's Museum of Time

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A gem in the Centre of Britain

harlechjoe, Harlech, United Kingdom
I loved my visit. Many museums are boring. This is not. Its concept is brilliant - its foundation as a timepiece repairer has been built upon by the daughter of its founder. She displays an array of wall, case, alarm and mantle clocks as well as watches. Many of these time pieces are makes I have previously owned and their display was a trip down memory lane. She has written childrens books based on the journeys her father took her on that are colourfully illustrated and wonderful to both read and look at. Capturing the childrens imagination with a further step, the museum has a room where children can draw timepieces and in doing so, undertake a learning experience. There is no charge to visit so I made a donation to support the ongoing success of the venture.

Begining of time

Benn H,
Was so pleased to discover that time was actually invented in Haltwhistle. This was an amazing discovery

Interesting Place to learn about Clocks and Watches.

Manfred B, Telford, United Kingdom
We came across this Museum by chance and received a warm welcome by the Owner. The items displayed are very interesting and there was a lot that one could learn about both clocks and watches. Well worth a visit!

Mr. George's museum of time

Rachel R, Swadlincote, United Kingdom
What a fun place. Enjoyed our visit to this little museum. It's a snippet of history that I found interesting. Go to spot the watches or timepieces you remember your grandparents using! I did.😊 It won't take long to view and read the background to the museum and Diana is lovely. It was charming to read the family history and I hope this continues for years. It's Free and many activities for children to engage in.

Amazing little place for children and adults.

Juney25, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Found by accident. Plenty of activities for children and lady who is daughter of the author of mr george childrens books, was very helpful and put DVD on for our grandchildren.



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