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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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Very interesting place to stop and enjoy the history

We strolled into this place and I had no idea what the story of the clocks here was. I asked the... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
runawaysuzie
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Cairns, Australia
Very Interesting

We loved this museum. The many quirky clocks and music boxes are beautiful. The children will also... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Elise147
,
Warragul, Australia
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We strolled into this place and I had no idea what the story of the clocks here was. I asked the lovely lady working there for information about what the story was. Silke is her name and she told me a story about the history...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We loved this museum. The many quirky clocks and music boxes are beautiful. The children will also love this place. The guide was very informative and she was able to provide lots of interesting information and demonstrated how all the clocks and music boxes worked.

Thank Elise147
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We enjoyed this small museum and appreciated the private tour and the amazing clocks and instruments. We were pleasantly surprised by this extensive collection. It's a fun place to spend an hour or so.

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I never knew I enjoyed clocks so much. This place is amazing! Offering a 2-for-1 deal if you make a purchase at surrounding cafes - coffee before heading in? A little bit of a story to start this one off and in you go for...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

staff are great - totally knowledgeable. the guided tours are wonderful and give a great overview of the many different clocks and their history.

Thank cjbj33
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I was in Whangarei during the weekend. A friend asked me to visit this museum. It is in a beautiful part of the town. The lady at the counter was kind enough to direct us to have coffee so we could get into the museum...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Wish there had been more on Harrison's clocks though (personal interest, in Harrison's timepieces)

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Claphams is a collection of clocks from all over the world, plus other curios. Outside is a huge sundial set among flowers. The clocks include many cuckoo clocks, plus all sorts of unusual timepieces. Quite easy to spend more than an hour just looking around...More

Thank Nick_Major
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

The clock museum is small and will not take more than about 30-45 minutes but the time will fly by ;) There are many interesting an unusual time devices. Entrance is very inexpensive and is you patronize one of the stores or food establishments i...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

A vast collection of all types of clock somes dating back to the 18th century. There is also an old very early "juke box" based on huge metal plates with blips cut to trigger sounds.

Thank NZMDProf
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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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