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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Address: Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Claphams Clock Museum.......a MUST visit

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... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Raewynn W
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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!

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Thank Raewynn W
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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.

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Thank Emargee
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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. All the visitors have a good time and get knowledge of clocks there with 'tick-tac'.... More 

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Thank Danni W
Whangarie
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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

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 disappoint us.Our grand daughter was quite fascinated.

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Thank Laurence F
Muscat, Oman
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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 would enjoy the place. The $10 fee seems reasonable.

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Thank Reza S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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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

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Although we hadn't planned to visit this museum we were very pleased we did. It is bright and lively with hundreds of ticking clocks and many chiming or cuckooing as well - not a dusty old-style collection. There is such a variety, from ancient water clocks to those we grew up with, that everyone will find something of interest, even... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Just off the Town Basin is The Clock Museum - it did not seem promising, but once inside we were fascinated by the age and variety of the 1,500 different clocks. Lana at the front desk took time to explain the collection to us and chimed the clocks to illustrate their mechanisms. We spent an hour and could have spent... More 

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