Today, our lives are often scheduled down to the minute. Most of us carry our cell phone or have a watch on our wrists so we are on time for work, school and any other appointments we have. But in Early Modern England, clocks would have been a rare item. Agecroft is lucky to have one of these clock in its collection.
In this video, Executive Director Anne Kenny-Urban highlights Agecroft's lantern clock. As you watch this video, think about how someone who lived at Agecroft would have thought about time, and how it compares to how we think about it today: