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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Very pleasantly suprised

Went here just after christmas, wasnt too sure from the outside as you can see in. Wasnt sure how... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Really interesting exhibition.

We have been to this museum before but it is still great to see. A very well informed lady showed... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Lynda G
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Went here just after christmas, wasnt too sure from the outside as you can see in. Wasnt sure how big or interesting it would be. Im so glad we went in, its just magical. The clocks are so interesting to look at and they range...More

Thank Lydia106
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We have been to this museum before but it is still great to see. A very well informed lady showed us around and told us loads of things about the exhibits.

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This museum has every type of timepiece imaginable from all parts of the globe from a long period of history. The cuckoo clocks are amazing, chirping every few minutes. There are so many unusual pieces and it is easy to get lost in nostalgia. Guides...More

Thank TravellingTrippers
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We really loved this place so interesting. I learnt a lot too. I thoroughly recommend it to any age group and I found the staff really friendly and informative too. I loved the demonstration of the old 130 year old juke box

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place is very interesting and it was quite fun looking around even just in the front shop. Which is free to look and buy stuff. I found it fun and interesting. Good for the kids as half of them can tell the time on...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Donkey's years ago I visited the Clapham Clock museum, when it was a privately run business. Some years ago the Whangarei District Council took it over and has house the clock collection in a modern museum. Guided tours are available but even by wandering around...More

Thank JimJim_2016
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I've been here a few times now, both as a child and an adult. It's something different and interesting - I highly recommend.

Thank Tania_C_NZ
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Don't forget to keep lunch receipt from The Basin to get two for one entry. Interesting and amusing collection.

Thank Dilesa
Reviewed 6 November 2015

What a great little museum. Well worth a visit to see this marvellous museum. A vast array of clocks from the very old to some quirky pieces. Not a clock collector by any means but thoroughly enjoyed it

Thank minja123
Reviewed 4 November 2015

As their motto says “Come and waste a little time with us!” and it is well worth a visit. This started as a personal collection of over 400 clocks and time pieces, and was purchased by the local council and the collection has increased in...More

Thank IansTrippings
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