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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Spontaneous visit on March 30th Absolutely wonderful museum, interesting, well worth while. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Omaio
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Opotiki, New Zealand
An amazing variety of clocks and timepieces

Well worth a visit. Very interesting introduction and demonstration and then you can take a closer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kay B
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Ashburton, 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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?

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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!

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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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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This clock museum has a fascinating collection of clocks...clocks for all occasions, well worth a look!

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I have been to the clock museum a few times over many years. It is unusual and well worth a visit. There are many interesting displays with cheerful friendly staff.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We have visited the museum on 26th Dec and we were awestruck by the collection. it was wonderful collection some of the pieces were dated back to 1800. Though the museum is very small but its worth going. The lady at the counter took us...More

Thank Parus F
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

If you are into clocks, then this museum is well worth the drive to Whangarei ! Amazing collection. So much more than just a fill-in for a rainy day. We thought to just kill an hour before meeting with friends and ended up staying for...More

Thank Tom M
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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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