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Petone Settlers Museum

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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 568 8373
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Petone beach is where the first European settlers landed in 1840. The museum is well presented, informative and well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Petone beach is where the first European settlers landed in 1840. The museum is well presented, informative and well worth a visit.

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Cooroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved the Settlers Museum. Set in the original Bathing House of the late 1800's on the beach in Petone. It is very well done, not too much, not too little, just enough information to give you a good understanding of the very first settlers to NZ. Then the 2nd section covers early industry - WOW that was amazing! So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

It is worth visiting this museum before you go to Te Papa and get the story of the early settlers from more of a settlers perspective. It also goes onto tell the story of the areas further industrial development. Admission is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have often past but this was my first visit. I was part of the Knight Family's celebration for 175 years in NZ. Landing at Petone in 1840. Great local history of the original Cornish settlers.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The museum provides an interesting insight into the history of the Petone area. Well presented and easy to read displays set out the arrival of the first European settlers and the development of Petone, including the light industry and car assembly plants that once graced the Hutt Valley. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, inclusive and admission is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Petone Settlers Museum

Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 568 8373
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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