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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  • A vast collection of all types of clock somes dating back to the 18th century. There is also an old very early "juke box" based on huge metal plates with blips cut to trigger sounds.  more »
  • I admit, I know nothing about clocks. But the good people of Whangarei are very proud of their local, Archibald Clapham, who decorated his house with hundreds of clocks. He was quirky and obviously a ...  more »
  • Very interesting well worth a little look whilst at The Town Basin, not sure I would make a special trip. Please children do not touch, my friends little girl got a stern telling off!!  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.