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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Quirky place - good for the amusement

I admit, I know nothing about clocks. But the good people of Whangarei are very proud of their... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Margaret O
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
A lovely display of clocks and time pieces.

Very interesting well worth a little look whilst at The Town Basin, not sure I would make a special... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I admit, I know nothing about clocks. But the good people of Whangarei are very proud of their local, Archibald Clapham, who decorated his house with hundreds of clocks. He was quirky and obviously a fun guy, and there are some amazing clocks left over...More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very interesting well worth a little look whilst at The Town Basin, not sure I would make a special trip. Please children do not touch, my friends little girl got a stern telling off!!

Thank nikshabbychic
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon visiting the clock museum. It was really interesting and well laid out. We were in awe of the talent that went into making each clock and couldnt believe how old some of them were! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly...More

Thank Melody P
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Expectations were not high, but very interesting with odd ball clocks from around the world. The end result of a dedicated collector's obsession. Surrounded by Victorian period wooden buildings by the marina, a perfect place for morning breakfast.

Thank 2017KimRoss
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The clock museum is in a modern building just along from the quay. It has the largest sun dial in the southern hemisphere. In side there are about 1400 clocks and watches of all sizes shapes and configurations. None are set to the right time...More

Thank old_romantics_2000
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This stop was accidental. We were looking for a lunch spot and saw it. Vast collection of clocks and time keeping devices on display from cuckoo clocks to sofa sized steam punk contraptions. This is worth an hour of your time.

Thank daveG2849FT
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great place to be lost in Time from a private collection and added pieces to see the wonders of creative time. We also added some input into this amazing gallery as my GGGGgrandfather was a famous pocket watch maker from London.

Thank Funfoodfavourites
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I would never have believed there could be such a huge variety of clocks and watches. It certainly pays to leave plenty of time to go round this museum as there are all sorts of treasures to discover.

Thank annenewzealand
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love clocks small big medium whatever so this was just a wonderful experience looking at the collection ranging from cuckoo clocks early 1800s clocks 50s style clocks grandfather clocks wall clocks mantel clocks and many many more and watches - the display was very...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This museum has lots of interesting exhibits and the guided tour provided with entry price is excellent. You will know a lot more about the history and development of clocks after visiting this museum. Well worth a visit

Thank ormerods
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