The new mast has been fitted. The Timeball has been restored and the mechanism set to work.
The ball drops at 1300 daily.
The mast was replaced today. Over the next two days the mechanism will be re-assembled. The plan is for the Timeball to be working by Wednesday 13th October.
We are not able to open for safety reasons whilst the building is clad in scaffolding. It is planned to remove the scaffolding in early December. Therefore we will not be able to open for the October half term, 24th-29th October.
We next plan to open on New Year’s Day 2022 from 1130-1430. We will of course have a commentary and countdown to midnight on New Year’s Eve this year. We will have a more formal re-opening at Easter 2022.
A new mast has been fabricated and fitted out. It is ready to fit to the Timeball Tower.
It was planned to fit the new mast on Tuesday 5th October. Due to the weather forecast this option has been cancelled. The crane will be in position from 0800 on Monday 11th October ready for replacing the mast.