We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very interesting place to stop and enjoy the history”

Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We strolled into this place and I had no idea what the story of the clocks here was. I asked the lovely lady working there for information about what the story was. Silke is her name and she told me a story about the history of the collection and her knowledge about the clocks was amazing. Silke has amazing knowledge and passion that I was so interested in finding out more. Amazing little place and well worth a visit. Thankyou Silke for making it a fabulous experience.

Thank runawaysuzie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (151)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"clock museum"
in 28 reviews
"wonderful collection"
in 5 reviews
"town basin"
in 16 reviews
"sun dial"
in 3 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 2 reviews
"private tour"
in 2 reviews
"unique experience"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"cuckoo"
in 11 reviews
"watches"
in 10 reviews
"chimes"
in 8 reviews
"timepieces"
in 6 reviews
"archibald"
in 5 reviews
Filter

17 - 21 of 151 reviews

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum also viewed

Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region
 

Been to Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing