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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Address: Quayside | Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Visit to see the clocks that everyone had been talking about

WOW ! I had been told by previous visitors that this was THE place to visit . What a very interesting place to call into . Allow yourself plenty of time as there is lots to look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW ! I had been told by previous visitors that this was THE place to visit . What a very interesting place to call into . Allow yourself plenty of time as there is lots to look at. The modest entrance fee was worth it as well.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to go but my wife didn't. After the tour she said she thoroughly enjoyed it. We were guided by an expert for ten minutes and it was fun and informative, then we spent another half hour just enjoying the displays. For ten dollars it was a quality experience.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

For what it is, a museum of clocks, we were actually pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it was! It was also very relaxing to listen to the ticking clocks, and some very fascinating history goes with each clock. Two for one deal if you eat at any of the basin cafes, too!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My mum worked here when I was a child and what amazed me back then still is fascinating now. Such excitement to see my favourite clocks from my childhood still there. This is a good activity for all ages.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

What an amazing place to visit, Caroline was excellent in her knowledge of all the clocks and time pieces on display, well worth the money to spend an hour or so of your day exploring the museum, great service and atmosphere.

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Thank nugget1972
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Fascinating collection even for my 5 & 2 yr olds. Best highlight was his favourite Thomas Tank engine novelty clocks, cuckoo clocks and a real Hickory Dickory Dock clock. Conveniently located beside one of the best playgrounds for children..and it's shaded too!

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Thank Lindee W
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fabulous legacy left to Whangarei. Good place to take grandchildren although, depending on their ages, the tour may be a bit detailed and boring at times. Good for tourists, our WOOFERS enjoy this spot.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This small museum is hard to miss,it is in the town Basin and has a massive sundial set in gardens into front of the quirky white building which houses a fantastic collection of clocks from a private local collector. You can sometimes get a deal on the enter fee by presenting a receipt from one of the many shops and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Don't miss this attraction after you stop for a Flat White!! The museum is great and historical. See the wonderful collection of clocks and the fabulous tour offered by the volunteers. They will show you this quirky collection of clocks and how some of them work. Before you leave, take a photo in the large cuckoo clock.

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Gwandalan, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an interesting hour or two in the Claphams clock museum a week ago. The staff we very friendly & helpful & told us about many of the clocks. My husband is interested in clocks, not me so much but I still enjoyed the display. I particularly loved the music playing machine which the staff started up for us.... More 

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