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Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Public DomainWorshipful Company of Clockmakers
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, a City of London Livery Company, is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world.   Theoretically, no one could make or sell clocks in the City unless they were a freeman of the Company.   The Company awards the Harrison Gold Medal for exceptional achievement in Horology.  The museum at the Guildhall Library (Aldermanbury, London EC2) was refurbished in 2002 and is free to visit.