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Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum

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Quirky local highlight

Interesting displays and an informative staff help make this museum worth a stop. It only takes a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
melbob2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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An amazing & eclectic collection

There are hundreds of clocks of all different ages, styles & sounds. If you buy something at a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter_4825
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting displays and an informative staff help make this museum worth a stop. It only takes a half hour or so to see all the clocks and read all the relevant placards. Some truly unique examples of clocks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank melbob2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are hundreds of clocks of all different ages, styles & sounds. If you buy something at a local cafe, entrance price is 2 for 1. The clocks are amazing with some really different mechanisms & faces - some old, some new, some quirky. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for showing my daughter she was soo surprised at all the clocks, many shapes and sizes and actually very interesting to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Willis0071
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting for an hour or two. The guide was very good and we learned a lot about clock functioning as well as the individual clocks. Well worth the very reasonable fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ApeAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice collection of clocks for a relatively small attraction. Loved the constant ticking noise and how you'd hear clocks chiming the hour almost at random (the times are obviously staggered so they don't all chime at once 😆)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joeled0413
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Reasonably priced and well-equipped museum. If you're interested in clocks you'll have a blast, if not you won't regret spending $10

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mateusz Ż
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Be SURE to go through with the nice woman docent who gives timely (get it?) demos of the cutest and funniest clocks they own. Email,or,call first to find out what time she is giving the tours if it is notmisted on their website. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank breggie
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

I visited this place during my Northland trip. I never knew much about clocks. Now I know a lot I believe. Anne was very kind to give me an introduction about the clock basics. Based on her suggestions, I also had a look at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sachindri1785
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

A wonderful collection and presentation. We forgot about the time seeing so many interesting clocks working. Can not be missed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank _hgeertsema
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I wasn't sure at first, but so glad my mum suggested, it was incredible seeing so many different clocks, and clocks from the 1800's - well worth the visit, and good for kids from 3yrs up.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ziwis2015
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Response from Elise147 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an entrance fee but if you have coffee at the cafe beside the museum you can show your receipt and only pay for one person instead of both paying.
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