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Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

TitleAs the UK prepares for the annual ritual of turning back the clocks, not everyone enjoys a seamless transition, especially at places like the Clockmakers' Museum.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

1. Most of us enjoy an extra hour in bed when the clocks go back, courtesy of our devices.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

2. The UK's Clockmakers' Museum houses 90 "complex and delicate" clocks that need manual adjustment.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

3. Curator Anna Rolls reveals that winding back the clocks is a meticulous "one-man job."

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

4. Changing the clocks manually can take up to three hours and must be done with care.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

5. Moving clock handles backward can damage them, so they are set forward 23 hours.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

6. Some clocks are too large to be easily adjusted by hand, requiring unique methods.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

7. King's Cross Station once used a power-off method to reset the big clock.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

8. The Harry Potter clock at King's Cross Station was previously challenging to reset.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

9. The method of turning off the power for an hour confused customers.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

10. Today, the process is automated after the clock's refurbishment in 2012.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

11. The clocks go back by one hour at 02:00 on Sunday, October 29, from BST to GMT.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

12. Clock changes originated during World War I for energy conservation, with the UK adopting the practice later.

Clocks Go Back? The Strange Challenge Museum Clocks Face!

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