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Picton Museum

London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
03/573-8283
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Ranked #9 of 10 attractions in Picton
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 15, 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A good picture of how it was back in the beginning and how it is today. A lot of information on the early settlers. Thought $5 was a reasonable fee to pay.

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new zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This small Museum located on the Picton Foreshore is staffed by. Volunteers. The volunteers have a wealth of knowledge about the Picton area and displays. There are some interesting items and they give quite an insight into the life, early settlers would have had ,when they arrived in Picton.

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Burlington, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a small museum dedicated to Picton history, featuring many of it's early inhabitants in photos and with many local artifacts. Worth a visit.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Loved the depth and hardwork put into the displays. No it is not a big fancy building like te papa let's save that for the major cities. A simple kiwiton building with South Island style.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Good value for money, only one level but a lot to look at of interest. Local heritage good. Helpful staff

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I didn't know much about the Picton area or its history before our visit. This museum was full of information & I learnt alot from going there.

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Dubai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This museum packs a great deal of information and a large number of exhibits in a small area. I lost myself in the museum for a couple of hours without realising the time had passed.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Picton Museum was very interesting and well worth a look.Had a great time.Love looking at all the olden day pieces.

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Havelock North
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Interesting small museum - good displays - lots of local history about the whaling in the Queen Charlotte Sounds Only $NZ 5 admission , something of interest for everyone.

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Moss Vale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Throughly enjoyed this, I found the history of the whaling really interesting and even though the museum is small I spent a pleasurable afternoon reading about the Picton.

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