Petone Settlers Museum
Petone Settlers Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Have often thought of visiting but our few times in Wellington meant other priorities. This time we were able to stop and have a look. It's a great little museum. Lots of displays and some very intriguing histories of some local businesses. The colonial exhibits are fascinating and you are left with a wealth of knowledge of the area and industry. Very welcoming (although an extremely windy day destroyed one of the main doors and the poor receptionist lady was left hanging on to it waiting for somebody to come and fix it!) - but overall I would highly recommend it - even the kids will find something of interest (and a display of product from Hill's Hats piqued the avid interest of one of our party - I now own a new hat and he is having one made specially - well done the Museum for increasing the local economy!!)
Written 29 September 2020
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Robert T
Hamilton, New Zealand20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
While somewhat out of the way, the good little museum is well worth a look. It covers the early colonial history and latter industrial history of the Hutt valley, and has wonderful exhibitions.
Written 6 August 2020
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Blair D
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Decided to visit as we had some free time - it was free and captures the history of the area really well. There are amazing views of Wellington city and plenty of parking. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 26 July 2020
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wing6rider
Canberra, Australia1,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were passing by and stopped in for a look around. It's not huge but has some nice exhibits. We found the film about the closure of the soap factory interesting. YMMV
Written 14 February 2020
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Lisa H
Brisbane, Australia547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Enjoyed learning about the local history - easy to follow, self guided tour.

Small and well set out. The woman manning reception was very helpful and happy. 😇. It was free but you can make donations at reception.
Written 20 November 2019
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carol j
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
In an Art Deco building situated along Petone foreshore with views overlooking Wellington , this museum celebrates the history of Maori and the first settlers in the area.
The museum also has informative displays on the types of industry which were thriving in the earlier years in the Petone area.
The building used to be a bathing pavilion and part of the building has been preserved to display this era in time.
Industries like Gear meat works and Griffins are on display as well as Unilever makers of sunlight and lux soap.
Well worth stopping for an hour to learn about local history.
Written 16 November 2019
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
When you first walk in, the spacious memorial makes you wonder how much can be fitted into the remaining space, but keep walking. Whether you have 15 minutes of 3-4 hours you will find something of interest related to this important part of NZ, where some significant factories operated. Careful use of space allows for some interesting surprises.
Written 24 October 2019
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Kiwigoldfish
Wellington17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Settlers Museum is not a day out, more of a half hour diversion in your day. Nonetheless, it's a fascinating view on the local area, from Colonial times through to recent industry and fashions from the 20th Century. It's all tied in with local stories, and if you're down at the foreshore it's worth a look.
Written 2 October 2018
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
First thing it is free so you can't be disopointed. There are two parts. The history of pre settlers and the other more modern. I was not too interested in the modern. I spent 45 mins in the pre settlers, although most was watching a film. It is worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2018
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Des H
Christchurch, New Zealand160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
It is so easy to drive by this local treasure and if you keep doing that, you are missing out on an excellent little museum. Its location with its view of the harbour, its wonderful architecture, and its own history are all good reasons to stop. The museum gives a balanced report on the Maori story, the settlers, and in particular, the industrial period when the valley was the leading New Zealand industrial area. You can spend some time watching the historical video presentation or listening to memerories from former residents. I particularly liked the contrasting centennial comments which showed the different views of the occasion. A very well-presented and thought-provoking display.
Written 11 August 2018
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