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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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great to look back on time

Such a collection and narration on the many od timers.Just take a wander round and enjoy the clock... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
murjen
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New Zealand
Worth a look if you're at the basin

So I wouldn't make a special trip from too far away to this museum. Yes, it was pretty... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2013
twebster75
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Such a collection and narration on the many od timers.Just take a wander round and enjoy the clock collection of all ages

Thank murjen
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Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

So I wouldn't make a special trip from too far away to this museum. Yes, it was pretty inexpensive and the small tour was quite interesting, but it is only one small room. We were hoping to see more different kinds of clocks, but there...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Make sure you get the free guide to tell you all about the generous number of ancient and not so ancient clocks. The guides are a fund of knowledge on a topic that I thought would be so-so. Not so!

Thank Gary L
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

This is well worth a visit and not merely if one in interested in clocks. The quality of workmanship, the clever mechanics and of course, the historic nature of many of the exhibits are endlessly fascinating. Also, being located at the Town Basin, a weekday...More

Thank Dr Benjamin P
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Clock museum was very interesting and the host explained a lot about some of the clocks. Hospice Op Shop - the best op shop I have seen in NZ. A great place to potter around in on a wet day. Came home with so many...More

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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!

Thank TupsleyHerefordUk
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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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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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