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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
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interesting place

worth the visit to this museum like a trip down memory lane with clocks from all generations, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wayne M
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Balclutha, New Zealand
Good bit of history.

Close the the Town basin Great for the kids and the older ,on a rainy day or a hot one . Good bit... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. We were given an intro brief which was fantastic - we aren't normally too interested in these but it was worthwhile. We spent about an hour looking at all the clocks and reminiscing over childhood clocks

Date of experience: October 2020
1  Thank Kiwiintheus
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Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

A fine history of time pieces. Friendly staff provided an introduction and demonstration. Particularly liked the two mirror clocks, his and hers pictures with moving eyes, there is a story to those... And checkout the hickory linear clock with the mouse as a pointer.

Date of experience: September 2020
Thank MarcusWilkie
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Our family, including grand-kids 6 and 8, really enjoyed this museum. The tour guide was very informative and interesting. Every kind of clock you can imagine can be found here.

Date of experience: January 2020
2  Thank skypilot38
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Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

After the most courteous of welcomes at reception, we were shown round this clock museum by "Jenny".

Our guide was most skilled in imparting just enough information and activating a number of clocks to hold our interest and attention. Nothing worse than too much information. Jenny got it just right.

For us older ones, it was a trip down memory land with many a "I remember ..... "

Fascinating stuff and an insight into the patience and precision that lies behind horlology.

Well worth a visit. I intend to return.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

Friendly staff and most interesting artefacts. A real journey back in time with all manner of beautiful items. Quiz sheet available for the young ones to find various important clocks. Guided tours occur regularly, video and information boards. Small gift shop. It's not huge but much to see and wonder at.

Date of experience: January 2020
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