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“You Must Visit If You Love History”

Norfolk Island Museum
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 been home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Located in a number of heritage buildings in Kingston, our museums and research centre help you explore our turbulent past as well as today's living culture.
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The museum's are set out so well, and manned by knowlegable and interested persons. If you have the time to respectfully appreciate the efforts made to display these timeless displays, you will thank yourself for taking the time and being interested. The locals will also assist you to learn so much about our own history. Don't go near closing time, or you will be truly missing out.

Thank Penelope M
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Immerse yourself back in time, while at the same time meeting locals who potentially share the same name as a Bounty Crew Member. Loved the historic pieces housed here, a great selection of historical relevant books to purchase, First Fleet Chart and Maps. Take time to obsserve the relics housed in here, it really does give you an insight into bygone times of enormous difficulty and sadness and bravery.

Thank Penelope M
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Everything that is Norfolk Island is at Kingstown, The history is incredible, but the first time at least should be with a guided tour to get the best out of what you are seeing

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The chance to see the original history of Norfolk and hear about the prisoners and pioneers if going on an escorted tour with very informative guides

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

A brilliant example of the life of the first fleeter s and the Pitcairn islanders. lovely homes to look around and No 10 is the place to look up any ancestry links

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