Visit Claphams National Clock Museum in Northland

Ever wondered how clockwork works like clockwork? Take a moment to discover the history of time. Make time to visit Claphams Clock Museum in Whangarei. Take a walk through the history of time. From ancient sun, sand and water clocks, to rare antique clocks, and wacky, zany, unbelievable clocks – there’s something to entertain everyone in one of the largest and most historically significant collection of clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

What’s the best way to tour the clock museum?

Make the most of your visit to Claphams Clock Museum with a free guided tour. Every clock in the collection tells a story, and our guides will reveal these to you throughout the tour. Learn about the history of recording time, and the inner workings of different types of clocks. You can expect a few laughs and surprises along the way too, because Archie Clapham always loved a good practical joke!

Now’s the time to explore time, so take a second, a minute, or even a few hours to visit Claphams National Clock Museum in Whangarei and see Archie Clapham’s diverse and captivating collection of clocks and timepieces. Whangarei’s world-famous clock museum is home to over 2100 clocks and timepieces. They have clocks that will astound you, bells that will startle and time pieces to inspire. Some will confuse, many will amuse! They have clocks that wind themselves and clocks too tall for the shelves. They have clocks that will make you tea and clocks that will keep you safe at sea.

Open 9:00 to 17:00 daily

  • Adults – $10
  • School-age children – $4
  • Students – $8
  • Senior – $8


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