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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Childhood memories

My mum worked here when I was a child and what amazed me back then still is fascinating now. Such... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Nelson, New Zealand
via mobile

What an amazing place to visit, Caroline was excellent in her knowledge of all the clocks and time... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Darwin, Australia
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My mum worked here when I was a child and what amazed me back then still is fascinating now. Such excitement to see my favourite clocks from my childhood still there. This is a good activity for all ages.

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 27 December 2016

What an amazing place to visit, Caroline was excellent in her knowledge of all the clocks and time pieces on display, well worth the money to spend an hour or so of your day exploring the museum, great service and atmosphere.

Thank nugget1972
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Fascinating collection even for my 5 & 2 yr olds. Best highlight was his favourite Thomas Tank engine novelty clocks, cuckoo clocks and a real Hickory Dickory Dock clock. Conveniently located beside one of the best playgrounds for children..and it's shaded too!

Thank Lindee W
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fabulous legacy left to Whangarei. Good place to take grandchildren although, depending on their ages, the tour may be a bit detailed and boring at times. Good for tourists, our WOOFERS enjoy this spot.

Thank Angus L
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
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