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Picton Museum

London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8283
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What was a small Picton Museum has become a Whaling Museum in addition

The space is not large but a lot of artifacts pack the space. There is a photography rule or two... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Wilton, California
Take Time to Visit

I had time to go into this museum. It's quaint but at the same time informative. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Adelaide, South Australia
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“on display” (7 reviews)
“local history” (4 reviews)
London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8283
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The space is not large but a lot of artifacts pack the space. There is a photography rule or two: The entire Maori exhibit has a zero photography rule. You can take photos of most other artifacts unless noted not to, but Not of any...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had time to go into this museum. It's quaint but at the same time informative. The museum displays an informative aspect of the whaling era of the area. It doesn't hide the fact that whaling existed and has a good display of history about...More

Thank SouthAussieTraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

my grand daughters really enjoyed looking around here, the host was very friendly and sent time explaining different things on display.

Thank 56ME2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a well setup/presented museum that does a great job of putting local history on display. Of particular interest is the focus on whaling history with plenty of artifacts, pictures and information panels. If you're lucky there may even be an ex-whaler there to...More

Thank Callum W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Delightful people work here. Interesting, knowledgable, friendly and welcoming, there were 3 I met. We chatted about my relatives who had the General Store in Picton a long long time ago. I came away with the promise of an emailed photo to come, and a...More

Thank dipage53
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As a previous reviewer said, there aren't a lot of attractions to see in Picton especially when it's raining, but this is well worth an hour of your time. It appears to be run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who are happy to answer questions....More

1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 12 March 2017

There are not too many attractions in Picton but the Heritage & Whaling Museum is well worth 30 minutes of your time - particularly, if you want to see a wide range of local artefacts. Entrance fee is a very reasonable NZ$5 per adult and...More

1  Thank stevebG6121BX
Reviewed 11 March 2017

You'll learn about local history, original items in exhibits. Very good stuff, one of them actually worked with the equipment on display.

1  Thank olgafzak
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Some good insights into the early days of the whaling industry in the area, with friendly and informative staff. Loved the Orca skull!

1  Thank Old_Nuffield
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We looked around relatively quickly, mostly populated with quirky collections that have been donated to the museum. If you are interested in whaling there may be more to interest you.

1  Thank 553natashaw
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