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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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

Reviewed 14 March 2017
New Zealand
Collection is outstanding

I love clocks small big medium whatever so this was just a wonderful experience looking at the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Rebecca S
Adelaide, Australia
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank annenewzealand
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Rebecca S
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ormerods
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank mars137
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Robert A
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Emma B
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank owlesey
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank nugget1972
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!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LindeeW6
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Angus L
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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.