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The Atrium

White desk with red wall behind displaying gallery directional signage and a clock.


Visit our reception to find out more about events and activities and for help with your visit.

We want to be open and accessible to all visitors to ensure the widest number of people can enjoy our buildings, collections, exhibitions and events.

Accessing the reception

The Clock

The clock face located above the reception desk once adorned the façade of the Emporium Arcade which stood on the Market Square. The arcade and its clock were iconic symbols at the heart of the town.

The clock was cleaned and conserved to stabilise it for display.

White clock face with black edging and black Roman numerals.

The Arcade Clock