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Norfolk Island Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Just amazing

Wow this place has some amazing history and you should get a multipass with a tag along tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter R
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Buderim, Australia
Unique and Compelling

Staffed by volunteers (I think) the knowledge and the passion is commendable. This entire part of... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Scott B
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Sydney, 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow this place has some amazing history and you should get a multipass with a tag along tour arrangement. The staff are very helpful and give you lots of information.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Staffed by volunteers (I think) the knowledge and the passion is commendable. This entire part of Norfolk is a living, breathing museum. You literally stroll through history. Get the pass that lets you into 4 museums for $35. I noticed there is a discount voucher...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott B
NIM890, Norfolk Island Museum at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Scott for your review- much appreicated! The $35 dollar pass does indeed provide you access to our four museums but also our Research Centre at No.9 Quality Row so that's worth visiting too. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, hope to see...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

The museum is split across four small buildings, each focusing on a different aspect of the island’s history. They are interesting enough but entry ($35 to all four, unlimited, plus some tours OR $10 entry to each building individually) is really very high for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we believe we offer a unique insight into Norfolk Island's history as our primary objects help to bring the Island's stories alive. Thanks for mentioning the documentaries too- they are all from the 80s! If you are able to come again,...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat J
NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Pat for the review, glad you enjoyed your time with us

Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Wayne for your review, glad you found your visit interesting.

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter0457
NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review Peter, we have passed on your comments to Sallie. Its always great to get feedback about our tours, glad you enjoyed it!

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Oz2Australia for your review. We definitely recommend the Tag-a-long tours as a must do and are glad you enjoyed the Sirius and Pier Store museums. Looking forward to seeing you back at the cemetery tour next time. There are so many interesting stories-...More

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review wen58y- yes we agree the Tag-a-long tours are the best way to start the museums, good adivce :) They run six days a weeks from the Royal Engineers Office (just not on Sundays)

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Ray for your review, glad you enjoyed your time at the Sirius Museum. Its special we get to display such a significant collection!

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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NIM890, Collections Officer at Norfolk Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, thanks for your review. We agree the museums are definitely worth visiting- you can go on Tag-a-long tours and view primary objects as well as learn the many stories of Norfolk Island. Hope to see you again!

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