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

Lovely sweet museum with a surprising amount of original items on display. I was greet by a lovely friendly lady who was keen to answer any questions I had before letting me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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English first
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58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lovely sweet museum with a surprising amount of original items on display. I was greet by a lovely friendly lady who was keen to answer any questions I had before letting me wander around in my own time. Was there around 30 minutes

Thank roseangel65
Tweed Heads, Australia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Picton Museum is right next door to the ferry terminus for the Cook Strait ferries which link the South and North Islands of New Zealand. This museum is small but a must see for the story of the shipping history of Picton. And if you are researching your convict past, this is the place to see the wonderful Edwin... More 

Thank babyteal
Pink Mountain
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I spent several hours here. Very good tour guide. Enjoyed the rare blue penguins. Nice interactive area for kids. I hope this review was concerning the marine museum, as I did not see the other.

Thank Marilyn M
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank chris w
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Bridget B
Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Thank lizardman24
Hastings, New Zealand
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank rosieterry
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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.

Thank Steve W
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!

Thank Tiki122
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317 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 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 

Thank Jim B

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