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Coventry Watchmaker's Museum

Coventry Watchmaker's Museum


Housed within three 19th Century cottages, and a temporary steel building the Trustees and volunteers continue to work towards making this site the Museum's permanent home, proudly illustrating Coventry's influence within the British watch making industry, which dates back to the 1680's.

Display of Clocks, Watches, Tools, artefacts and Family History records, unique Air Raid Shelter containing WWII Memorabilia. One of the cottages is reputedly haunted and several interesting vigils have been held there.

Entrance: Via the passageway at the side of the Shakespeare Public House.

Opening details

Opening times:- Tuesday and Saturday 11.00am - 3.00pm

Special arrangements can be made for organised groups and school parties.
Haunted Cottage - Group bookings for overnight vigils in haunted cottage by appointment. Individuals and small parties should contact museum to discuss arrangements.


Free entrance - donations welcome.


Court 7,
Spon Street,
West Midlands,



Plan route to Coventry Watch Museum Project using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 329790  Lat: 52.40802 Long: -1.51778

By Road: 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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Coventry mainline station