Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton

Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton

Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Marlaina C
New Plymouth, New Zealand2,899 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Firstly we were welcomed with a beaming smile and were made to feel so welcome, so a massive thank you for that 🙏🏿Secondly It maybe small but it packs a punch of information. It’s truly brilliant just amazing how much is in this space, however it’s well positioned and has been totally designed with us the consumer in mind. It’s affordable and right next to the sea, views are spectacular.the knowledge and wealth of information provided is outstanding. My husband and I throughly enjoyed our experience, it’s a credit to Picton. Please browse my photos hopefully you will get to enjoy as much as we did. I highly recommend X10
Written 22 November 2023
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Yvonne P
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
This small museum presents local history and specializes in the whaling industry. There are gruesome displays of whale hunting, dismemberment, and whale products paying homage to locals and their predecessors who benefitted from this industry. A video explains the mechanics and processes of the local whale processing factory. There is no intelligent commentary on this shameful industry. Nothing to be proud of here Picton.
Written 23 February 2023
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Ralph S
Geelong, Australia324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An extremely informative museum replete with educational, historical items and exhibits.
Most worthy of a visit. Highly recommended.
Admission was fairly priced.
Written 2 November 2022
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Alvin
Palmerston North, New Zealand58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This place has a lot to do with my history. So this place has very deep meaning for me as it is of my ancestors . Very cool place. Because of this place I was able to meet family members.
Written 21 October 2020
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rosemary marriott
Napier, New Zealand40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This museum has much of interest including a comprehensive display of the whaling history in the area. We were in picton for captain cook's 250th centenary celebrations but the museum failed to mention this auspicious occasion or have a special display for it. There was no children's area but my granddaughter enjoyed the pioneer life area without getting bored.
Written 22 January 2020
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Janetg
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The museum actually closes at 4pm - missed it...might be a good idea to update the page. It looked very interesting from the outside
Written 14 January 2020
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Dona S
Porirua, New Zealand852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were greeted by a lovely staff member, who encouraged us to take photos of anything except the photographs, and was happy to answer questions. An interesting little museum with some fascinating and unusual items on display.
Written 12 December 2019
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Pieter S
Nelson, New Zealand1,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This museum was worthwhile of going for a visit. It was lots of history of the waling around the area. Also the Maori history and general history around Picton. The display was very good.
Written 4 December 2019
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK880 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
A small museum, think I paid or donated $5 and it was well worth it.
The stories and photos detailed about whaling were captivating and fascinating.
The exhibits were numerous considering it's small size.
I probably spent an hour inside and well worth it
Written 17 March 2019
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JaneMay
Northamptonshire, UK319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We visited on a windy off-season afternoon and were captivated by the exhibits and stories about local inhabitants of Picton. If you are interested in personal stories and historical events in a small town, this is the place to go. Very small entrance fee and it is run and supported by volunteers who couldn't have been more helpful..
Written 14 September 2018
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