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Coventry Watch Museum Project


Coventry has over the past few centuries been home to several industries of national significance. Watchmaking was first recorded in the city in the 1680's, but it was not until the 18th century that Coventry emerged as one of the main centres of the watchmaking industry in England. By the first half of the 19th century Coventry had even reached a position of national dominance. Proudly illustrating Coventry's influence within the British watch making industry, the Coventry Watch Museum houses a display of clocks, watches, tools, artefacts and family history records and much more. One of the cottages is reputedly haunted and several interesting vigils have been held there!



Exit ring road at Junction 9 and turn onto Upper Well Street. At second traffic lights turn right onto Corporation Street. At roundabout turn right onto Spon Street. The museum is located behind the Shakespeare pub.


  • Family friendly
  • Groups welcome


Court 7, Spon Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3BA

E-mail address


024 7650 2916