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. Plan to visit Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum during your Whangarei vacation using our convenient Whangarei vacation planner.
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  • August 5, 2017
    I was in Whangarei during the weekend. A friend asked me to visit this museum. It is in a beautiful part of the town. The lady at the counter was kind enough to direct us to have coffee so we could ge...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Very interesting. Wish there had been more on Harrison's clocks though (personal interest, in Harrison's timepieces)  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Claphams is a collection of clocks from all over the world, plus other curios. Outside is a huge sundial set among flowers. The clocks include many cuckoo clocks, plus all sorts of unusual timepieces....  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 :-)
  • 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!
  • Quirky and fun. A tourist attraction with a difference.
  • Loved it. Well worth a visit.

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