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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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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 11 June 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand

It may not appeal to everyone, but do give it a try. You won't see a better collection of time... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FlyingkiwiOamaru
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?

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Heather H
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!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank freddielola
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Judy T
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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.