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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Clock Museum. One of the best

I have been to the clock museum a few times over many years. It is unusual and well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
nannmoody
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Worth going

We have visited the museum on 26th Dec and we were awestruck by the collection. it was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
ParusF
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I have been to the clock museum a few times over many years. It is unusual and well worth a visit. There are many interesting displays with cheerful friendly staff.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We have visited the museum on 26th Dec and we were awestruck by the collection. it was wonderful collection some of the pieces were dated back to 1800. Though the museum is very small but its worth going. The lady at the counter took us...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

If you are into clocks, then this museum is well worth the drive to Whangarei ! Amazing collection. So much more than just a fill-in for a rainy day. We thought to just kill an hour before meeting with friends and ended up staying for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We strolled into this place and I had no idea what the story of the clocks here was. I asked the lovely lady working there for information about what the story was. Silke is her name and she told me a story about the history...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank runawaysuzie
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We loved this museum. The many quirky clocks and music boxes are beautiful. The children will also love this place. The guide was very informative and she was able to provide lots of interesting information and demonstrated how all the clocks and music boxes worked.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Elise147
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We enjoyed this small museum and appreciated the private tour and the amazing clocks and instruments. We were pleasantly surprised by this extensive collection. It's a fun place to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Katlay
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I never knew I enjoyed clocks so much. This place is amazing! Offering a 2-for-1 deal if you make a purchase at surrounding cafes - coffee before heading in? A little bit of a story to start this one off and in you go for...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

staff are great - totally knowledgeable. the guided tours are wonderful and give a great overview of the many different clocks and their history.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cjbj33
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I was in Whangarei during the weekend. A friend asked me to visit this museum. It is in a beautiful part of the town. The lady at the counter was kind enough to direct us to have coffee so we could get into the museum...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sisira28
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. Wish there had been more on Harrison's clocks though (personal interest, in Harrison's timepieces)

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Scott W
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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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