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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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We had no idea just how much we would enjoy this museum. I strongly recommend that you have a guide as otherwise there is so much to miss and if we had not had a guide we would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gayle H
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nelson, New Zealand
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nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea just how much we would enjoy this museum. I strongly recommend that you have a guide as otherwise there is so much to miss and if we had not had a guide we would have left unappreciative of just how neat the whole thing is.Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are the kind of person who is beguiled by beautiful and intricate craftmanship and a lover of historical artifacts then this is a must do. I came here with my three teens aged 11-16 while we were spending time in Whangarei. We were the only ones there, but I understand it is popular with touring groups, so you... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned to stop in as lots of good reviews. Not something you see every day either! We had had lunch at a cafe in the Basin and there was an entry-fee special to Claphams if you had purchased anything at a store or cafe in the Basin that day you get 2 for 1 entry. So that was very nice!... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a big sun dial and the nearby park is the perfect place to enjoy a NZ local hokey pocky ice cream. Good place for a stopover if you are on a self driven tour.

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Thank AninditaDe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome piece of history this place is - if you love clocks you should definitely take the time out to visit while you are in Whangarei :-)

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Thank Ruth L
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This local spot located at the Whangarei Town Basin is a small but neat little piece of history well worth a look through.

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Thank Alicia K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Clocks all shapes and sizes lots of memories here. Grandfather clocks which brings back lots of good times they are so regal. The Claphams are a lovely family.

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Thank Lyn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Popped in with my wife and two young children (6 & 9). Rather surprising and in keeping with other reviews the kids really enjoyed it. Some fascinating and quirky clocks kept interest levels up.

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Thank Ian W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Clocks of all kinds and from all round the world are displayed,some simple time keepers others real works of art fantastically restored and in most cases working beautifully. Well worth an hour or more checking out the exhibits and great fun to be there when chimes ring out from the very ancient to the modern . Nearby refreshments/cafes and a... More 

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Thank Warren H
Northland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Have been here many times over many years taken adults and children all love it. So many interesting and magnificent clocks so many in working order. Well presented well preserved, staff very helpful and knowledgable

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