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“A lovely display of clocks and time pieces.”

Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
Ranked #9 of 54 things to do in Whangarei
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“A lovely display of clocks and time pieces.”
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very interesting well worth a little look whilst at The Town Basin, not sure I would make a special trip. Please children do not touch, my friends little girl got a stern telling off!!

Visited June 2016
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Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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“Who knew clocks could be so fascinating?”
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon visiting the clock museum. It was really interesting and well laid out. We were in awe of the talent that went into making each clock and couldnt believe how old some of them were! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and her manner of explaining the clocks was interesting and funny. We loved this unique experience and will be back again in the future. It is hard that they dont have anything kids can hold and feel, it is all look for them, which isnt ideal for younger kids. Still our boys aged 2 and 4 enjoyed the experience. Just had to keep a close eye on them to make sure they didnt touch anything.

Visited March 2017
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Perth, Australia
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“Not Nearly as Boring as You Would Think”
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Expectations were not high, but very interesting with odd ball clocks from around the world. The end result of a dedicated collector's obsession. Surrounded by Victorian period wooden buildings by the marina, a perfect place for morning breakfast.

Visited March 2017
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“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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