Autumn events


Awards, Education and New Members Day - Saturday 25th October. Click here for more information

Autumn Open day - Sunday 26th October between 10am and 4pm. Click here for more information.


Established in 1858 to promote hEAL - EMTA Awards Limitedorology, the British Horological Institute's prime purpose today is to provide education.  Distance Learning Course Students may enter examinations leading to awards accredited by the Government regulatory body, OFQUAL, which reports to Parliament, at Levels 3, 4 and 5. See our education page for more information.

Upcoming events
Saturday, 25 October 2014
10:00AM to 4:00AM
Open to BHI members and invited guests...
Sunday, 26 October 2014
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Admission £5.00 per person (BHI -...
Our next course

Case Refinishing

Friday, 07 November 2014 - Sunday, 09 November 2014

Practical course covering the use of equipment, types of cases and materials used, as well as wear, protection and refinishing.

Education and qualifications

From its very beginnings, the Institute has had an extremely proactive role in education, and it continues to encourage newcomers, students and professional alike to learn the enormous range of skills and knowledge required within the field of horology. 

Our examined syllabus sets high standards for the aspiring professional, but its various aspects can be learned through a range of options, which can be tailored to suit each individual's learning preferences and timescales, including full or part time courses at various colleges, distance learning and short courses.

BHI  Examinations will be held week commencing 19 May 2014.  (Deadline for entry 10 March). Entry forms will be available in January - further details in due course.

A Date for your Diary: Saturday 25 October, Awards, Education and New Members' Day.

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About the BHI

The British Horological Institute is a professional body created by the members, for the members, to further their interests. We aspire to be the natural home for all involved in horology, whether professionally or recreationally, and we will achieve this by:

  • Facilitating education and providing specialist training;
  • Setting recognised standards of excellence in workmanship and professional conduct;
  • Supporting our members in the furtherance of their horological aspirations.

We will provide a pleasant and safe working environment; and nurture, develop and empower our staff to support their delivery of our services. We will maintain, promote and develop our assets on behalf of our members.