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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lyn C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank nelliejean2015
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Whangarei is blessed to have this AMAZING Clock Museum. Situated in the Town Basin where there is plenty of parking (most times) So many clocks and watches to view. Information Centre and gift shop too!

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Thank Raewynn W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The kids loved seeing the internals of working clocks and the collection had more humour and variety than I expected. Recommended.

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Thank Emargee
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

this is a lovely place to go in a small town, and I have to say that the visitor guides are nice and knowledgable! there are many amazing manual clocks and the staff are very familiar with and proud of what one is talking about. All the visitors have a good time and get knowledge of clocks there with 'tick-tac'.... More 

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Thank Danni W
Whangarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Housed in a modern architecturally interesting building it's well worth a visit. interesting exhibits, friendly staff a small gift shop selling good quality items

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Thank Derek W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

great little place to visit and browse...and a great place to take visitors to...and after a visit to the clock museum there is a great ice-cream parlour within cooee of the museum...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We took our very young grand daughter there for a treat. Seeing it through the eyes of a little girl was really great, listening to various chimes and tickings amongst the guides very good tour. 30 years since our last visit and it did not disappoint us.Our grand daughter was quite fascinated.

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