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Address: London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03/573-8283

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Affordable for families, and worth a visit!

After bypassing a few other attractions that would have whipped more than $100 from my wallet I took my 3 children here....$1 each and $5 for me. It had a lot of early nz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After bypassing a few other attractions that would have whipped more than $100 from my wallet I took my 3 children here....$1 each and $5 for me. It had a lot of early nz paraphnalia, but as the children were studying nz whaling this is what we spent the most time looking at. Great to support these smaller places manned... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

All the exhibits seem to have been bequeathed to the museum, resulting in an eclectic mixture of items. There are lots of family photos, Maori items, whaling artefacts and history, and then hospital and domestic room settings. Some of the displays are school projects and it's lovely to see that the community is so involved with the museum. The manager,... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Otherwise know as the Picton and whale museum. You can tithes place a wide berth. We looked round in less than ten mins. Really nothing of interest.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a well worthwhile morning we spent in the museum. For a small entry fee you have an opportunity to see how Picton and the Marlborough Sounds developed from prehistory, European settlers (the 1918 whaling movie is not suitable for children), and other developments to the present. The artefacts are very well maintained and presented and very interesting. the staff... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

And it was a wet day so we had more than a cursory look. There's a lot of information in a small space and the whaling information we found the most interesting. What a turn round in the attitude to whales in about 50 years. Entry is only $5 for adults and it is money well spent.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

So much of interest to see, so much history that is not readily known. Definately worth a visit! Could have been more information, but you can only take in so much!

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Hove
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269 reviews 269 reviews
67 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As in many small towns you get an eclectic collection of thinks put together and turned into a Museum. We paid 5 dollars each and during our visit we were the only ones there. Decent info on Capt Cook and whaling, but could have been better on Maori culture. Worth a visit, despite the cold welcome from the guy on... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fascinating history of the area. Presentation of the artifacts is more like a school project and is very expensive to get copies of documents or photos. We were keen to get some copies for our research but the cost nearly $200 ($5 per copy) was prohibitive. The artifacts are all over the museum and not cross referenced making find all... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Small underdeveloped needs attention to exhibits and how they are set out. Some interesting pieces but more information on the local area needed.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is not your regular museum. It is an absolute must visit for all Kiwi's and visitors to Picton. There is everything from old fishing stories to war stories.

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