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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Outstanding. Really worth a good look. Fantastic staff.

I thought we would allow 30 minutes for this place. I am not that overly interested in clocks. 90... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia

Lovely staff and worth the TIME! There are a lot of things to discover! The staff was awesome... i... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Caroline P
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought we would allow 30 minutes for this place. I am not that overly interested in clocks. 90 minutes later I still did not want to leave. It is fascinating and the lady who showed us through was terrific - interested, interesting and very...More

Thank JohnEffCee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely staff and worth the TIME! There are a lot of things to discover! The staff was awesome... i justed got a private tour in German!

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed spending time here, looking at different types of clocks, hold your ears as they go off though.

Thank 803chelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only called in to look at the museum because we were looking to waste a bit of time en route to Auckland from Paihia, but we were so glad that we did. It's right in the centre of town, so an effort is necessary...More

Thank WestAussie_54
Reviewed 9 October 2018

An amazing collection of clocks and time pieces from around the world and over the ages. Well worth the visit and to read about the passion of the original collector. It wouldn't hurt to have a bit more space as it currently feels a little...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This specialised museum offers a fascinating look at timepieces. It features a wide variety of clocks and watches, including many unusual ones. Well worth a visit.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is an amazing collection of every sort of clock you could imagine. Clocks are not really something I would go out of my way to view but I could have spent a lot of time in there as I found it really amazing. They...More

1  Thank daharpers
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Visited some of these clocks 50 odd years ago at Mr Claphams home. Great to see the collection has grown and is well cared for. Clocks for everyone. Loved the paddling Waka as a child and still love it.

Thank R0bm2016
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the old clocks. The old clock makers were true craftsmen. We ejoyed hearing the stories about the clocks and Mr Clapham who started the collection.

1  Thank Freklejuice
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a real reminder of time gone past and time gone fast. Amazing how many of these time pieces have been in our homes when growing up, and we didn't give them time of day. (well didn't take too much notice of them) Now...More

1  Thank nickwillemse60
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Tan Y
20 December 2017|
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Response from Elise147 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an entrance fee but if you have coffee at the cafe beside the museum you can show your receipt and only pay for one person instead of both paying.