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“Not boring at all brilliant”

Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
Ranked #9 of 53 things to do in Whangarei
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
616 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Not boring at all brilliant”
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The clock museum is in a modern building just along from the quay. It has the largest sun dial in the southern hemisphere. In side there are about 1400 clocks and watches of all sizes shapes and configurations. None are set to the right time therefore every few minutes a clock will chime somewhere in the building. The time pieces are in collections depending on where they came from and how they work. There is also a nice little gift shop. Concessions for the young and old.

Visited March 2017
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Lakeland, Florida
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“Broad collection of wonderful time pieces!”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This stop was accidental. We were looking for a lunch spot and saw it. Vast collection of clocks and time keeping devices on display from cuckoo clocks to sofa sized steam punk contraptions. This is worth an hour of your time.

Visited March 2017
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Landsborough, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“As we are into Time and honoured skills of the past”
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great place to be lost in Time from a private collection and added pieces to see the wonders of creative time. We also added some input into this amazing gallery as my GGGGgrandfather was a famous pocket watch maker from London.

Visited March 2017
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New Zealand
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98 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating”
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.

Visited January 2017
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Collection is outstanding”
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 well presented and the lady gave us a great introduction to clap hams history definitely well worth a look

Visited March 2017
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