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Petone Settlers Museum

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 568 8373
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Ranked #86 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My partner and I checked out this museum this afternoon. We had driven past this museum many times and decided to check it out today. It was very easy to get a park outside. This place is staffed by friendly staff members. There are two exhibition rooms. This museum has vast information on what Petone and the greater Wellington area... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a great little museum and definately worth visiting to learn mor too.e about the history of the early settlers. Interesting displays to view.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This museum we pass regularly but until recently had never bothered to pop inside. It is a converted swimming changing sheds and provides an insight into early Petone from the days of the early settlers through to relatively recent times and shows some of the industry that once flourished is now gone. Free entry and is open every day

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Napier, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I was very impressed by the fact that there was free entry, and there was a friendly lady at the entrance, telling visitors what twas where. Half of it was about the negotiations with the local iwi and the hardship that faced the first settlers. The other half was about local industry.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Petone Settlers Museum presents a sympathetic history of the early settlements that eventually made up Wellington. Local stories are easly accessed and understood in this small museum.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

A great place to look for ancestors who arrived by sea to early Wellington. Also good to see some of the old history of Petone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Provides an historical look at how / where / when etc Petone was settled. Great exhibitions.

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