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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Excellent museum

This specialised museum offers a fascinating look at timepieces. It features a wide variety of... read more

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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
What an amazing collection

This is an amazing collection of every sort of clock you could imagine. Clocks are not really... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

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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
Reviewed 13 May 2018

It may not appeal to everyone, but do give it a try. You won't see a better collection of time pieces and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We looked round on our own, then followed a tour by one of the guides, Anne. She...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The National clock museum is sure a very attractive museum with a huge variety of clocks and amazing staff. We had a Tour guide by the name of Silke whom is very professional and has allot of knowledge to provide regarding the museum.

Thank JohanB3340
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Spontaneous visit on March 30th Absolutely wonderful museum, interesting, well worth while. The guide was very informative and obviously loved her job. i would definitely recommend to anyone and look forward to my next visit to the far north

Thank Omaio
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Well worth a visit. Very interesting introduction and demonstration and then you can take a closer look at hundreds of clocks and time pieces, apparently the biggest collection in the southern hemisphere. Archibald Clapham enjoyed entertaining people with his clocks so there are some amusing...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I have visited this place several times over the years. I was so delighted to see it in their current location. My travel partner was not very interested; but when it poured with rain we gave it a try. It was so great to see...More

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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.