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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Chime in and visit....Tick tock back in time at Claphams Clock Museum.

Clocks of all kinds and from all round the world are displayed,some simple time keepers others real... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Warren H
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Have been here many times over many years taken adults and children all love it. So many... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Northland Region, New Zealand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Clocks of all kinds and from all round the world are displayed,some simple time keepers others real works of art fantastically restored and in most cases working beautifully. Well worth an hour or more checking out the exhibits and great fun to be there when...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Have been here many times over many years taken adults and children all love it. So many interesting and magnificent clocks so many in working order. Well presented well preserved, staff very helpful and knowledgable

Thank nelliejean2015
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Whangarei is blessed to have this AMAZING Clock Museum. Situated in the Town Basin where there is plenty of parking (most times) So many clocks and watches to view. Information Centre and gift shop too!

Thank Raewynn W
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The kids loved seeing the internals of working clocks and the collection had more humour and variety than I expected. Recommended.

Thank Emargee
Reviewed 24 May 2016

this is a lovely place to go in a small town, and I have to say that the visitor guides are nice and knowledgable! there are many amazing manual clocks and the staff are very familiar with and proud of what one is talking about....More

Thank Danni W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Housed in a modern architecturally interesting building it's well worth a visit. interesting exhibits, friendly staff a small gift shop selling good quality items

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

great little place to visit and browse...and a great place to take visitors to...and after a visit to the clock museum there is a great ice-cream parlour within cooee of the museum...

Thank Belladonna W
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We took our very young grand daughter there for a treat. Seeing it through the eyes of a little girl was really great, listening to various chimes and tickings amongst the guides very good tour. 30 years since our last visit and it did not...More

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It's one of the most unique museums I have ever visited. The area is relatively small but the collection is big. From 17th century clocks with their special mechanism to modern day clocks. There are also some strange and innovative clocks in their collection. Kids...More

Thank Reza S
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed it such a variety of clocks from all over the world it's amazing how they work.time really does fly when visiting here the technology is amazing

Thank N608NOpeterr
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