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Norfolk Island Museum

Closes in 20 min: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Apart from Norfolk Island's beauty it has a interesting and intriguing history of convicts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pat J
Auckland, New Zealand
A unique experience

Interesting history of Norfolk Island and Australia in colonial times interwoven but very strongly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne L
Lauderdale, 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...more
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Pier Street | Pier Store, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
+672 3 23788
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Apart from Norfolk Island's beauty it has a interesting and intriguing history of convicts, shipwrecks, mutineers and Pitcairners. The museums are well organised with really helpful and well informed staff. They are down by the sea which is another draw card. Do go.

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting history of Norfolk Island and Australia in colonial times interwoven but very strongly Norfolk

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Norfolk Island Museum Tagalong Tour with Sallie Davie. What a fantastic guide, with so much knowledge of the history of Norfolk Island. Sallie took us right through the three settlements, with anecdotes about the main characters and authentic stories behind the...More

Thank Peter0457
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We spent a lot of our time on Norfolk Island enjoying the museums there. They are well presented and the volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable (most have long family traditions with the island). As well as being at each museum on our own, we did...More

Thank Oz2Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This small museum in the Pier store at Kingston is well worth a visit. The story boards give a good overview of the history of Norfolk and has some interesting items on display including one of the cannons from the Bounty. We purchased a multi...More

Thank wen58y
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We went to the museums using our museum pass (excellent idea). We didn't do the tour as wanted to go at our own pace in the museums. All the museums are great but the Sirius one was particularly wonderful I thought in how it presents...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank W1514OQpeterm
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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
Janelle B, Manager at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

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.

Reviewed 22 March 2018 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!

Thank jennyp977
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

Thank Jacinta D
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