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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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We had no idea just how much we would enjoy this museum. I strongly recommend that you have a guide... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Gayle H
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nelson, New Zealand
Love History, Love Craftmanship, Visit Here.

If you are the kind of person who is beguiled by beautiful and intricate craftmanship and a lover... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had no idea just how much we would enjoy this museum. I strongly recommend that you have a guide as otherwise there is so much to miss and if we had not had a guide we would have left unappreciative of just how neat...More

Thank Gayle H
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you are the kind of person who is beguiled by beautiful and intricate craftmanship and a lover of historical artifacts then this is a must do. I came here with my three teens aged 11-16 while we were spending time in Whangarei. We were...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Planned to stop in as lots of good reviews. Not something you see every day either! We had had lunch at a cafe in the Basin and there was an entry-fee special to Claphams if you had purchased anything at a store or cafe in...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

There is a big sun dial and the nearby park is the perfect place to enjoy a NZ local hokey pocky ice cream. Good place for a stopover if you are on a self driven tour.

Thank AninditaDe
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

What an awesome piece of history this place is - if you love clocks you should definitely take the time out to visit while you are in Whangarei :-)

Thank Ruth L
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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

Thank nelliejean2015
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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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