Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum, Whangarei

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View the largest collection of clocks and watches in the Southern Hemisphere at Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum. The museum houses more than 1,500 clocks, watches, and music boxes. For additional information, take a guided tour at no extra cost. Stop for a moment to enjoy the symphony of ticking clocks and tinkling music. Keep an eye on the cuckoo clocks especially: they are all set to different times throughout the day, and visitors are bound to see at least one go off. Before you leave, check out the gift shop for souvenirs like clocks, jewelry, stamps, and more. Use our Whangarei driving holiday planning website to arrange your visit to Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum and other attractions in Whangarei.
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  • We strolled into this place and I had no idea what the story of the clocks here was. I asked the lovely lady working there for information about what the story was. Silke is her name and she told me a...  more »
  • We loved this museum. The many quirky clocks and music boxes are beautiful. The children will also love this place. The guide was very informative and she was able to provide lots of interesting infor...  more »
  • We enjoyed this small museum and appreciated the private tour and the amazing clocks and instruments. We were pleasantly surprised by this extensive collection. It's a fun place to spend an hour or so...  more »
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  • A strange museum, the idea that you only collected your entire life. Nevertheless, it is a very nice museum because they have so many different clocks from all over the world. Also the older models, it is nice to have such a feeling we had that one in the past too. I'm glad I do not have to wind up all the clocks in the evening :-)
  • Never seen so many clocks and watches. Stunning
  • good and interesting musem. I arrived at the opening do I had a personal guided visit with the live moving clocks. It was 10$ and realy interresting. Thank
  • This a WOW for the whole family. An astounding collection that surprises at every turn. Felt like sitting and watching the far end with all the activity. Really puts Whangarei on the map.
  • Another 'must do' places. The sheer number of clocks is awe-inspiring!

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