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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Clocks and more clocks.

Loved the old clocks. The old clock makers were true craftsmen. We ejoyed hearing the stories... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Freklejuice
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Not Clapped Out !

This is a real reminder of time gone past and time gone fast. Amazing how many of these time pieces... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nickwillemse60
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Freklejuice
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank nickwillemse60
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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

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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 Johan B
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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
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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
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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

Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Full of different clocks from all around the world. What ever clock you have had, it will be here! Doesn’t take long to look around but of course that depends how much you are into clocks?

Thank HEATHER H
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is worth a visit. Plenty of clocks to see and videos to watch. Closes quite early - so don't miss it!

Thank freddielola
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Err different museum filled with history and information. Allow 30-45mins to wander thru. Entrance fee applies

Thank Caroline D
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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.
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