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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

Address: Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 438 3993
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Museums
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We were the only visitors late on afternoon at 4.00 pm as they close at 5.00 pm .able to get senior price so very pleased. Two members of staff greeted us warmly and explained a little of the history .Spent good 40 minutes exploring this small museum but extensive collection .. well impressed with all the details could spend longer... More

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Strahilovo
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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a gem! The staff are lovely and very helpful. It may be a little small but it's crammed with all sorts of clocks. Fascinating

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found it had a dirty, dusty feeling. Made me feel dirty. Could not wait to get out and feel some fresh air.

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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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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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152 reviews 152 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 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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98 helpful votes 98 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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