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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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2nd time visit as good as the 1st

We took our very young grand daughter there for a treat. Seeing it through the eyes of a little... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Laurence F
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Unique!

It's one of the most unique museums I have ever visited. The area is relatively small but the... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
265rezas
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Muscat, Oman
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“clock museum” (29 reviews)
“juke box” (4 reviews)
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 3993
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We took our very young grand daughter there for a treat. Seeing it through the eyes of a little girl was really great, listening to various chimes and tickings amongst the guides very good tour. 30 years since our last visit and it did not...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

It's one of the most unique museums I have ever visited. The area is relatively small but the collection is big. From 17th century clocks with their special mechanism to modern day clocks. There are also some strange and innovative clocks in their collection. Kids...More

Thank 265rezas
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed it such a variety of clocks from all over the world it's amazing how they work.time really does fly when visiting here the technology is amazing

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Although we hadn't planned to visit this museum we were very pleased we did. It is bright and lively with hundreds of ticking clocks and many chiming or cuckooing as well - not a dusty old-style collection. There is such a variety, from ancient water...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Just off the Town Basin is The Clock Museum - it did not seem promising, but once inside we were fascinated by the age and variety of the 1,500 different clocks. Lana at the front desk took time to explain the collection to us and...More

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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Tan Y
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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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