The Bowes Museum’s Swan Automaton

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 - 2:30am

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. DL12 8NP

The serene movement of the Silver Swan automaton belies the intricate workings of its 18th century mechanism. Join clockmaker Matthew Read, as he reveals what makes the Swan tick and how the philosophical and commercial context of the period generated one of the world’s great automatons. Booking required on 01833 690606 or via

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