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The Barometer World Exhibition is bound to be of interest to many visitors,
with an incredible variety of weather predictors from conventional mercury
and aneroid barometers, rare and strange instruments from the past to unusual
natural weather forecasters including sharks, frogs and leeches! Barometer
World invites you to an exhibition with a difference!
Our Exhibition and Showrooms are open by appointment, but normally only within
Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 4pm and 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings 10am - 1pm.
So e-mail or call us in advance to arrange. (please do NOT bring items to
us without first contacting us about them and sending one picture by e-mail)
There is a charge of £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (school
age) for the exhibition - our showroom remains free to customers.
"The weather plays such an important part in all our lives and the barometer has always been the most important means of predicting the changes which could affect us, whether we are farmers, fishermen or merely hoping for a fine weekend! I had the pleasure along with Peter Negretti and Edwin Banfield, of attending the opening of Barometer World's first exhibition in 1995
Their dedicated team of restorers well deserve their reputation for excellence. Having seen their craftsmen at work and Mr Collins' particular attention to detail and quality, I personally have no hesitation about recommending them." Michael Fish
The Banfield Family Collection of barometers was housed here for 10 years but is no longer on display
Barometer World after two years research and skilled work has built a complete working copy of the famous 'Leech barometer more commonly known as 'The Tempest Prognosticator' First exhibited by the inventor in 1851 at The Great Exhibition in London. designed in the style of Indian temple architecture, it is a complex and glorious extravaganza to predict storms using leeches! This gold plated exhibit of Victorian eccentricity can now be seen here at Merton in our exhibition. It is almost certainly the most bizarre example of unusual weather forecasting that has been produced.
(our normal entrance charges apply for the exhibition).