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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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Visit to see the clocks that everyone had been talking about

WOW ! I had been told by previous visitors that this was THE place to visit . What a very... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
mars137
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Tempis Fugit

I wanted to go but my wife didn't. After the tour she said she thoroughly enjoyed it. We were... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Robert A
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Napier, New Zealand
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average6%
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“clock museum” (29 reviews)
“town basin” (16 reviews)
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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"wonderful collection"
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"fascinating history"
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"sun dial"
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"southern hemisphere"
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"on display"
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"interesting place"
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"extensive collection"
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"little girl"
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"private tour"
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"unique experience"
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"worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

WOW ! I had been told by previous visitors that this was THE place to visit . What a very interesting place to call into . Allow yourself plenty of time as there is lots to look at. The modest entrance fee was worth it...More

Thank mars137
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I wanted to go but my wife didn't. After the tour she said she thoroughly enjoyed it. We were guided by an expert for ten minutes and it was fun and informative, then we spent another half hour just enjoying the displays. For ten dollars...More

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

For what it is, a museum of clocks, we were actually pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was! It was also very relaxing to listen to the ticking clocks, and some very fascinating history goes with each clock. Two for one deal if you eat...More

Thank Emma B
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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tan Y
20 December 2017|
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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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