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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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A must see

What a great little museum. Well worth a visit to see this marvellous museum. A vast array of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
Greater Perth, Australia
A great place to spend some time

As their motto says “Come and waste a little time with us!” and it is well worth a visit. This... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-438 3993
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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
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Unique and interesting place with old clocks, new clocks and clocks you won't see anywhere else. Souvenir shop has lovely variety including clocks in many different settings. Lovely location in Whangarei's Town Basin.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I would not previously have expected to see such a wide array of time pieces of one sort or another in one place. A very good place with fascinating and interesting works of endeavor and I would suggest to others to check this place out...More

2  Thank etiguys
Reviewed 27 August 2015

WOW!!! What an amazing collection of clocks, watches and time pieces in general. Some really neat working displays. I have been here a few times and it never misses to intrigue me. A well worth visit for all ages

1  Thank rusty19502015
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We have learnt so much by visiting clock museum. The lady guide was very knowledgable. What an amazing place. If you want to see an anticlockwise clock and hear all sorts of chimes you will love this place!

1  Thank Nina B
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Nothing is exactly the same - vast selection to choose from - very impressive and beautiful workmanship. They don't just have clocks either! Well worth a visit :-)

1  Thank suzannej136
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We had a short stop in Whangarei and saw the museum as something to do when rain threatened. It was actually a great collection of clocks and quite interesting to read about the historical significance and evolution of clocks. A surprising find in a small...More

1  Thank mythicalmanticore
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Friendly staff & very interesting collection of clocks in all shapes & sizes; I especially liked the cuckoo clock selection.

1  Thank Tusitala12
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Well organised display of some amazing clocks. Excellent information provided from the guide. So very interesting to see the clocks from around the world. An excellent collection.

1  Thank Debra I
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