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Norfolk Island Museum

Pier Street | Pier Store, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
+672 3 23788
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Great historical collection, well worth the effort!!! You won’t be disappointed. It’s certainly has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter M
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Mount Kuring-Gai, Australia
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History, history, history

The guides taking you around the various museums are excellently prepared with knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvonne D
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Adelaide, Australia
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The Norfolk Island Museum reveals to you Norfolk's amazing and multi-layered stories. Famous for its colourful history, the island was first settled by Polynesians, then in 1788 by the British who later made it a convict hellhole. Since 1856 it has been home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Located in a number of heritage buildings in Kingston, our museums and research centre help you explore our turbulent past as well as today's living culture.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pier Street | Pier Store, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great historical collection, well worth the effort!!! You won’t be disappointed. It’s certainly has a colourful past!!! PeterM

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides taking you around the various museums are excellently prepared with knowledge of the island and all its happenings right from the very first settlement.

Thank Yvonne D
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Janelle B, Manager at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment, our tour guides are great. All with individual styles for delivering information complemented by a huge amount of passion for our history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting tour with a descendant as a guide. What an interesting history of the island. First settlement, convicts, second settlement, mutineers, it had it all!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The museum pass of $25 for 4 museums with a tag along guided tour is well worth it. Fascinating history and beautiful location. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited the Norfolk Island Museum and enjoyed looking at all the items on display. There is an upstairs section as well which we almost missed as it was hidden and unsigned. The lady in charge luckily told us as we were walking out. We...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

if you are interested in the history of Kingston this is the place to be, you will need more than one afternoon to read about it all.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

So much history. It is worth paying for the $25 for all Museums to see as each one tells another facet of the amazing history of Norfolk. Absolute must to do.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The museum certainly gave a great insight into the history of Norfolk Island and just added to our overall experience. We visited most of the sites on the Island and the museum just helped with the understanding and gave a more detailed perspective. Well done...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

For $25 per adult, you visit 4 museums and have an opportunity to participate in 2 Tag-A-Long Tours, 1 1/2 hours duration. The first day our tour between 9.30 and 11.00 took us to Number 10 Quality Row and the Commissariat Store. After 11 we...More

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Janelle B, Manager at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Buy a Museum pass and do the the tag a long tours it gives a great insight into the history of Norfolk Island. It brings the history of the island to the fore and not just the Bounty Mutiny. A must do

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