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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum
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Fascinating!

Certainly an interesting museum for any age group. Staff happy to guide and explain. Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2021
wolfk512
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Fascinating collection

What a collection of time pieces and clocks. A really quirky museum. Great way to spend time on a... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2021
Gemtt
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

This has to be the greatest small museum in NZ. Quirky and fascinating. Excellent value. If you are in the area, go and spend some time there, you won't regret a second of it.

Date of experience: November 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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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