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Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Our Object of the Month series offers an opportunity to explore an object from the museum’s collections or exhibitions in more detail. Every month, a GWR object will be featured on this page, providing an insight in to an interesting  piece from the museum.


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October's Object of the Month is this fascinating clock made by Thomas Cole of London, for Queen Victoria in 1850.

The opening of Windsor Station in 1849 provided Queen Victoria with a more comfortable and convenient ride between Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The new station also included a royal waiting-room, for which this clock was made.

Click here to find out why clocks were so important for the GWR network, and how STEAM staff discovered this particular clock just in time...

 

Click here to view past Objects of the Month

 

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