Right twice a day

 

We had an exciting opportunity at Vaucluse House this week to document a sight rarely seen...

... the internal workings of the Assyrian Revival clock, which graces our Breakfast Room mantelpiece.

Suffering a cracked click spring (to which clocks like this one, featuring a French movement, are quite prone), it was no longer able to be wound, and had consequently stopped.

After a careful examination, it has now been removed for repair.

For those who are horologically inclined, Vaucluse House keeps several antique clocks in good working order. They are wound every Sunday to keep them running smoothly.

Vaucluse House is open to the public from Friday to Sunday - why not come by and see how many different, fascinating clocks your can spot, both running and stopped, on display.

After all, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

 

About the Author

Head and shoulders portrait photo of young woman wearing a black scarf.
Karina Wright
Visitor Services Officer
Karina's first experience with Sydney Living Museums was at the tender age of eight, when she was asked to squeeze prophylactic lemon juice...

White picket fence surrounding house with purple flowering jacaranda.

Meroogal Womens Art Prize

People's Choice announced for Meroogal Women's Art PrizeMonday 11 March 2019

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize People’s Choice Award was announced at the property on the Saturday following International Women’s Day 2019.

Unidentified family, 1950, Martin Place, Sydney,  Ikon Studio. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums.

International Women's Day

Women's stories, women's livesThursday 7 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day, we've brought together some of the stories of the lives of women associated with our houses, our exhibitions and our collections.

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewalThursday 10 January 2019

The Hyde Park Barracks Museum will close on 29 January 2019 for a major renewal project that will transform the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site into a world-leading heritage destination.

Two children looking in through window from verandah.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays 2019: opening hoursMonday 17 September 2018

Two girls in garden setting with baskets.

Children & Family

Celebrate Easter with usFriday 22 March 2019