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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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As we are into Time and honoured skills of the past

What a great place to be lost in Time from a private collection and added pieces to see the wonders... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Funfoodfavourites
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Landsborough, Australia
Fascinating

I would never have believed there could be such a huge variety of clocks and watches. It certainly... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
annenewzealand
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New Zealand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great place to be lost in Time from a private collection and added pieces to see the wonders of creative time. We also added some input into this amazing gallery as my GGGGgrandfather was a famous pocket watch maker from London.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I would never have believed there could be such a huge variety of clocks and watches. It certainly pays to leave plenty of time to go round this museum as there are all sorts of treasures to discover.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I love clocks small big medium whatever so this was just a wonderful experience looking at the collection ranging from cuckoo clocks early 1800s clocks 50s style clocks grandfather clocks wall clocks mantel clocks and many many more and watches - the display was very...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This museum has lots of interesting exhibits and the guided tour provided with entry price is excellent. You will know a lot more about the history and development of clocks after visiting this museum. Well worth a visit

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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

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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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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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