Exterior of Clapham's National Clock Musuem.

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Clapham’s National Clock Museum

Bay of Islands & Northland

This charming collection of 1600 ticking, gonging and cuckooing timepieces is housed in a building shaped as a sundial. There are all manner of kooky and kitschy items displayed alongside the more august specimens, such as the venerable 1690 English-built grandfather clock.

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