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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Nice little museum

Reasonably priced and well-equipped museum. If you're interested in clocks you'll have a blast, if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mateusz Ż
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Quirky quirky and fun fun

Be SURE to go through with the nice woman docent who gives timely (get it?) demos of the cutest and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Asheville, NC
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Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably priced and well-equipped museum. If you're interested in clocks you'll have a blast, if not you won't regret spending $10

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mateusz Ż
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be SURE to go through with the nice woman docent who gives timely (get it?) demos of the cutest and funniest clocks they own. Email,or,call first to find out what time she is giving the tours if it is notmisted on their website. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank breggie
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I visited this place during my Northland trip. I never knew much about clocks. Now I know a lot I believe. Anne was very kind to give me an introduction about the clock basics. Based on her suggestions, I also had a look at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful collection and presentation. We forgot about the time seeing so many interesting clocks working. Can not be missed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

I wasn't sure at first, but so glad my mum suggested, it was incredible seeing so many different clocks, and clocks from the 1800's - well worth the visit, and good for kids from 3yrs up.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ziwis2015
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I thought we would allow 30 minutes for this place. I am not that overly interested in clocks. 90 minutes later I still did not want to leave. It is fascinating and the lady who showed us through was terrific - interested, interesting and very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnEffCee
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff and worth the TIME! There are a lot of things to discover! The staff was awesome... i justed got a private tour in German!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caroline P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I enjoyed spending time here, looking at different types of clocks, hold your ears as they go off though.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 803chelle
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We only called in to look at the museum because we were looking to waste a bit of time en route to Auckland from Paihia, but we were so glad that we did. It's right in the centre of town, so an effort is necessary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WestAussie_54
Reviewed October 8, 2018

An amazing collection of clocks and time pieces from around the world and over the ages. Well worth the visit and to read about the passion of the original collector. It wouldn't hurt to have a bit more space as it currently feels a little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 19, 2017|
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Response from Elise147 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an entrance fee but if you have coffee at the cafe beside the museum you can show your receipt and only pay for one person instead of both paying.