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Worth a look

For just a $2 donation per person, this homely little museum held our interest. Many lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mary h
Picton, New Zealand
Full of History

Worth a visit to study up on the Islands history. Loads of interesting artifacts from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Totrue B
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 Ayr Street, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1221
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For just a $2 donation per person, this homely little museum held our interest. Many lovely personal stories of people on the island. My favourite piece is the beautiful wooden boat built by a twelve year old boy.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mary h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to study up on the Islands history. Loads of interesting artifacts from the pioneering days.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Totrue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly lady on the reception and was very helpful. Nice to learn the history of Stewart Island and it's people

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ManDoFood
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I popped in for 15 minutes whilst waiting for my lunch order at KaiKart Seafood which is right next door. It provides an interesting insight into the island’s history with an array of small artefacts and photos. Worth a quick visit if walking past, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank diampe
Reviewed 4 January 2019

For only $2 (cash only) learn all about the early years at Stewart Island including the flora, fauna and early settlers - whalers, miners, missionaries, foresters, fishermen, farmers. Great collection of photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen P
Reviewed 22 December 2018

The old museum is currently closed but a new much larger modern museum is under construction neaby and for the first time will be able to display a huge number of historical exhibit items which the old museum could not. Should re-open soon. And it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donbdr
Reviewed 26 November 2018

The Museum deals with the settlers on the island and their histories - with good exhibits of marine life. We had heard of the rare and precious ambergris ( from whale's stomachs) found on some bays and there were specimens on display.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Devaflam
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Great talk by Anne, good size museum, good variety of exhibits. Explains history of island well. Clean & tidy with good shop Knowledgeable friendly staff. Easy to find. Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bionickate2016
Reviewed 25 April 2018

It is well worth spending a little bit of time viewing the many exhibits from this area. The entry price is $2- such good value to see a lot of island history. If the weather is bad - a good place to get out of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Cost was $2 cash per person and the lady at the reception was genuinely helpful and informative. The Museum was a nice reminder of the hardships that island people face and a testament to their heritage. They are building a new museum across the road...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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