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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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A Clock enthiast's heaven

Very friendly and informative guide who was happy to let us wander around and view all the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2013
diersett
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Lincolnshire, England
Great little museum

The clock museum was a delight to visit. The staff gave every visitor a brief talk detailing how... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2013
Theresa B
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Very friendly and informative guide who was happy to let us wander around and view all the exhibits at our own pace, yet was always on hand to explain the peculiarities of the various exhibits and discuss clocks & watches with an enthusiastic amateur collector.

Thank diersett
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

The clock museum was a delight to visit. The staff gave every visitor a brief talk detailing how the museum came into existence. The methods of how time was first measured and the development of time-pieces provided are richly displayed.. The legacy of the original...More

Thank Theresa B
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

What a wonderful collection of clocks there is here. We were shown round by a very informative guide who demonstrated the clocks to us. Good value for the entrance fee ...even if you are doubtful when you go in!

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Claphams have an amazing collection of clocks, including rarities (for the southern hemisphere) like an Atmos and several teasmades. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but a definite must-see if you appreciate the clockmaker's art.

Thank tuturiwhata
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Full of quirky clocks! Only an $8 entry fee which we both considered to be more than worth it. Interesting to find out the history of the family most of the clocks have come from too.

Thank Nicola P
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Absolutely fascinating. My husband loves clocks so it was a real treat for him We spent hours there. The staff were very infomative, interested and helpful

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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Never been in a museum like this before so was fascinated with all the different clocks and clockwork figures.

Thank Frances475
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Museum has many different clocks to view, would suggest it is worth taking a conducted tour arround museum, in order to get the most out of your trip

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

A fascinating journey into time with a wide variety from around the world. It was a pleasant surprise to have a staff member come up and walk us through the exhibits activating some of the clocks for us to see in action. It was well...More

1  Thank dbmartin
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

We visited the museum after reading the reviews here and have no regret travelling a long way there. So many different clocks, some are precious and rare found, from different years, and different parts of the world! A world class collection that deserve a bigger...More

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Tan Y
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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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