Northland and the Bay of Islands Travel Guide

Northland and the Bay of Islands Sights

Claphams Clocks—The National Clock Museum

  • Dent St. Map It
  • Whangarei

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

If you want to while away some time this clock museum is the place for you. About every conceivable method of telling time is represented. The collection of more than 1,500 clocks includes primitive water clocks, ships' chronometers, and ornate masterworks from Paris and Vienna. Some of the most intriguing examples were made by the late Mr. Clapham himself, such as his World War II air- force clock. Ironically, the one thing you won't find here is the correct time. If all the bells, chimes, gongs, and cuckoos went off together, the noise would be deafening, so the clocks are set to different times.

Sight Information


Town Basin, Dent St., Whangarei, Northland, 0110, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$10

Published 08/30/2016


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