Claphams National Clock Museum

Arts, Culture & Heritage, Museums in Whangarei City

Claphams National Clock Museum is a unique visitor attraction presenting one of the largest collections of clocks in the southern hemisphere. Discover exquisite and rare clocks with a fascinating guided tour.

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Our world famous collection is a “Must See”!

Claphams National Clock Museum is a unique visitor attraction presenting one of the largest collections of clocks in the southern hemisphere, established in the 1940’s by Whangarei resident Archibald Clapham.

Come “face to face” with these amazing timepieces, hear the unique chimes and cuckoos, whilst learning about the international history of clock making.

Discover exquisite and rare clocks. Guided tours are an educational and entertaining experience for all ages.

The museum has an extensive souvenir and gift shop.

Located in Whangarei’s Town Basin Marina, visitors can enjoy the many waterfront cafes, galleries and shops.

Open daily 9am - 5pm

Physical Address

Dent Street,
Town Basin, Whangarei, Northland
New Zealand

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Opening times
Business hours: 9am-5pm daily
Months of operation: All year round
Language Support
  • Spoken Dutch
  • Spoken German
  • Spoken Russian
  • Spoken Spanish
  • Written Dutch
  • Written German
  • Written Russian
Additional Information
Proximity to airport: 5km
Proximity to town: Located on the Town Basin Marina, just 5 minute walk from the city
Proximity to coach/bus: 20m
Parking: Two hour free parking at the Town Basin waterfront
Price Range
Child $3 to $4
Adult $8 to $10
Other Charges Family pass $ 20 - 2 adults and up to 4 children

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