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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Smallest museum of clocks

This local spot located at the Whangarei Town Basin is a small but neat little piece of history... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Alicia K
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Clocks all shapes and sizes lots of memories here. Grandfather clocks which brings back lots of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
523lync
,
Bay of Plenty Region, 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 6 August 2016 via mobile

This local spot located at the Whangarei Town Basin is a small but neat little piece of history well worth a look through.

Thank Alicia K
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Clocks all shapes and sizes lots of memories here. Grandfather clocks which brings back lots of good times they are so regal. The Claphams are a lovely family.

Thank 523lync
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in with my wife and two young children (6 & 9). Rather surprising and in keeping with other reviews the kids really enjoyed it. Some fascinating and quirky clocks kept interest levels up.

Thank Ian W
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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
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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

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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!

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.

Thank Emargee
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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....More

Thank Danni W
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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

Thank Derek W
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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
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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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