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Picton Museum

Address: London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03/573-8283
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Ranked #13 of 14 Attractions in Picton
Type: Museums
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Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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229 reviews 229 reviews
59 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There weren't a lot in there but you didn't have to pay too much to go. I'd do it if you had some time to kill but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there

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Duluth, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The history was very interesting and gave a great overview of the area. Wish it had more items and more time to look around.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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