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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Whangarei
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We loved this museum. The many quirky clocks and music boxes are beautiful. The children will also love this place. The guide was very informative and she was able to provide lots of interesting information and demonstrated how all the clocks and music boxes worked.

Thank Elise147
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We enjoyed this small museum and appreciated the private tour and the amazing clocks and instruments. We were pleasantly surprised by this extensive collection. It's a fun place to spend an hour or so.

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I never knew I enjoyed clocks so much. This place is amazing! Offering a 2-for-1 deal if you make a purchase at surrounding cafes - coffee before heading in?

A little bit of a story to start this one off and in you go for a look at a massive range of clocks and other time pieces. Quite amazing stories behind many of the clocks and if you take the time to actually appreciate many of them you'll get quite a lot from your visit.
If you get there at a quieter time and Anne is on... she'll be amazing in giving a little bit of a private tour of sorts.... some of the stories are incredible and the range of clocks is fantastic.

I'll also be honest in thinking this would be a quick and perhaps uninteresting experience... I was very wrong and loved every minute and wished I had more time to take in some of the clocks and so forth!
I'm confident kids would love this place although some of the clocks are well within reach of excited little ones so only go on a day where listening skills are good :)

Thank BBRJJ
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

staff are great - totally knowledgeable. the guided tours are wonderful and give a great overview of the many different clocks and their history.

Thank cjbj33
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I was in Whangarei during the weekend. A friend asked me to visit this museum. It is in a beautiful part of the town. The lady at the counter was kind enough to direct us to have coffee so we could get into the museum with half price. Collection was amazing including the juke box. They played it for us. Recommended.

Thank sisira28
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