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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Interesting collection

This small museum is hard to miss,it is in the town Basin and has a massive sundial set in gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Blenheim, New Zealand
via mobile
What Fun: A Clock Museum

Don't miss this attraction after you stop for a Flat White!! The museum is great and historical... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Katherine M
Houston, Texas
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This small museum is hard to miss,it is in the town Basin and has a massive sundial set in gardens into front of the quirky white building which houses a fantastic collection of clocks from a private local collector. You can sometimes get a deal...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Don't miss this attraction after you stop for a Flat White!! The museum is great and historical. See the wonderful collection of clocks and the fabulous tour offered by the volunteers. They will show you this quirky collection of clocks and how some of them...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting hour or two in the Claphams clock museum a week ago. The staff we very friendly & helpful & told us about many of the clocks. My husband is interested in clocks, not me so much but I still enjoyed the...More

Thank susiegordon58
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had no idea just how much we would enjoy this museum. I strongly recommend that you have a guide as otherwise there is so much to miss and if we had not had a guide we would have left unappreciative of just how neat...More

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you are the kind of person who is beguiled by beautiful and intricate craftmanship and a lover of historical artifacts then this is a must do. I came here with my three teens aged 11-16 while we were spending time in Whangarei. We were...More

1  Thank NazareSurfPixie
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Planned to stop in as lots of good reviews. Not something you see every day either! We had had lunch at a cafe in the Basin and there was an entry-fee special to Claphams if you had purchased anything at a store or cafe in...More

Thank MicheleNZ000
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

There is a big sun dial and the nearby park is the perfect place to enjoy a NZ local hokey pocky ice cream. Good place for a stopover if you are on a self driven tour.

Thank AninditaDe
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

What an awesome piece of history this place is - if you love clocks you should definitely take the time out to visit while you are in Whangarei :-)

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This local spot located at the Whangarei Town Basin is a small but neat little piece of history well worth a look through.

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Clocks all shapes and sizes lots of memories here. Grandfather clocks which brings back lots of good times they are so regal. The Claphams are a lovely family.

Thank 523lync
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