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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
64 09 438 3993
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Whangarei
Type: Museums
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Who would have guessed that clocks could be so interesting? Incredible collection with lots of items that we would never have thought of as clocks. The lady at reception was wonderful. Even though she was on her own she kept coming to see us and demonstrating a large variety of the more fascinating clocks. Her stories about the founder and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We came unintentionally to the Clock Musem, and we were amazed and delighted. With 1600 different Timepieces we had a lovely time at the museum. The Staff was very helpful and very knowledgable.One of the Ladies (from Russia) told us a lot about the clocks. We paid only 1o Dollars per ticket, and if you are in wHangarei it should... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a great little museum. More than 1500 clocks and time pieces besides early musical devices. All sorts of watches dating back three centuries to modern times. Nice little shop out at the front where you can buy memorabilia and some real odd shaped clocks and watches.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum will really only interest people who have an interest in timepieces of any and every type imaginable. The building is very modern looking, and the presentation is excellent. Big Ben will welcome you in a miniature form (compared to the real one) just through the doors. The museum started years ago, and the name relates to the man... More

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The first clock to greet you was a perfect miniature replica of Big Ben London, now I have seen the original in London whilst living there for some 6 years........ so a lovely reacquaintance with the Iconic Landmark allbeit in miniature form stood approx. 1.5 metres. The Dutch Assistant behind the counter did that.......... stayed behind the counter, after she... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A very interesting and quirky museum based originally on one man's collection of clocks but now covering every type of time piece. Things to buy as well and one of the cheapest post card price in town!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What an interesting place to visit. So much more than we expected to learn about clocks. The lady that we spoke to gave us so many interesting facts about clocks, she was certainly passionate about her job. Young or old will get lots out of a visit to this place.

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Holladay, Utah
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This little museum has some very nice displays and the people in the place are nice and helpful. They also have a lot of stuff to sell which makes it more of a shop than a museum. It was just average to me, but if you have some sore of obsession with time pieces, then by all mans indulge yourself!

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Sydney, Australia
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68 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I must admit I'm not one to be interested in the mechanics of a clock or its display. However I did visit the clock museum and did find it quite interesting. The assortment of clocks they have is fantastic!

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Whangarei
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is an absolute must see in Whanagrei. We have been there a few time and found it just amazing. There are so many varieties of clocks. Just amazing how the old masters developed their skills

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