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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Address: Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 438 3993
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A sight to behold

My husband was sceptical about visiting a clock museum but even he was impressed. The staff are on hand to showcase a few of the items and answered all our questions. There's so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband was sceptical about visiting a clock museum but even he was impressed. The staff are on hand to showcase a few of the items and answered all our questions. There's so many different types of clocks on display but my favourites were the cuckoo clocks. They're all set to different times so you're guaranteed to hear (if you... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The largest collection of time pieces in the Southern Hemisphere? And well can I believe it. From the largest sundial, in NZ, at the entrance to well over a thousand inside from the early 18th century to modern times . Ships chronometers, cuckoo clocks, Maori motive clocks, Novelty clocks, Hickory Hickory clock, and so many more varieties. The Claphams Clock... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My mum and dad love coming here. I think they have got everyone in my family a clock from here. If your looking for something different this is the place

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

good history of the clocks,all kept in working order.the sun clock out side is functionaland with day light saving as well

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. All the clocks are set to different times, so there is constantly something going on... A bell ringing, a bird singing, a cuckoo poking his head out and so on. The variety of clocks available was also quite impressive. While we were there there was a special on, if you had a receipt from any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit. Spend an hour to look through here. The small entrance fee is well worth it.

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

did not know I could get so much joy from such an everyday piece of equipment. This museum was fun and interesting and informative. Very well priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Small museum with only one room but full of various clock. The tour is pleasant, especially if you like the mechanics. However there is not explication for each clock so ask the staff who will be happy to show you everything. Price a little too high.

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kerikeri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a great find tis was. Last time we were in Whangarei we didn't have enough time to visit the museum. The receptionist said that if we had a receipt from a local café, we could get a two for one deal for entry to the museum. It was well worth it. The lady showing us some of the exhibits... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our whole family enjoyed visiting this museum and seeing the clocks in action - there are some amazing clocks in this collection, really worth a visit.

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