We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Review Highlights
Great overview of the history of Norfolk

This small museum in the Pier store at Kingston is well worth a visit. The story boards give a good... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
East Maitland, Australia
Sirius Museum is wonderful

We went to the museums using our museum pass (excellent idea). We didn't do the tour as wanted to... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Ray G
Read all 236 reviews
All photos (39)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quality row”(24 reviews)
“old house”(10 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Pier Street | Pier Store, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899, Australia
+672 3 23788
Reviews (236)
Filter reviews
236 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsquality rowcommissariat storeold houseon displaynorfolk islandgreat insightlong tourkingston areastep back in timepoint of viewinteresting local historyconvict historyearly settlementworth a visitguided tourtagartifacts
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 236 reviews
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

Thank Ray G
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 Peter M
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 Jenny P
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
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited the Norfolk Island Museum and enjoyed looking at all the items on display. There is an upstairs section as well which we almost missed as it was hidden and unsigned. The lady in charge luckily told us as we were walking out. We...More

Thank 958fran2015
Reviewed 26 February 2018

if you are interested in the history of Kingston this is the place to be, you will need more than one afternoon to read about it all.

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 8 February 2018

So much history. It is worth paying for the $25 for all Museums to see as each one tells another facet of the amazing history of Norfolk. Absolute must to do.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The museum certainly gave a great insight into the history of Norfolk Island and just added to our overall experience. We visited most of the sites on the Island and the museum just helped with the understanding and gave a more detailed perspective. Well done...More

Thank brg68mga
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Norfolk Island Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines