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Petone Settlers Museum

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 568 8373
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Ranked #82 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A small museum near the sea chronicling the early European settlement in this part of New Zealand. A land of immigrants, it is worth check out to learn about the life and challenges during those times.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Friendly staff at this little museum, worth looking at the two exhibition rooms full of information of Petone early days. Very good displays.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
121 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is only a small museum but it is free and makes an interesting place to visit if you're in the area. The displays show what life was like for the European settlers who first landed in Petone. There is also information on the more recent history of the area. To be honest we thought there would be more to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Masterton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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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Wellington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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