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

I found it really interesting about the history of Picton and the whaling that used to happen as well as the stuff that used to be

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mdc12963
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found it really interesting about the history of Picton and the whaling that used to happen as well as the stuff that used to be

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Barcelona, Spain
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118 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in a whaling station in Valparaiso (Chile), in a whale museum in Torshavn, Faroe Islands capital, and finally in the - very small - Picton Museum. Well this one in the most interesting of the three, with a lot of memorabilia and documents. But it is really a shame that no photographs are allowed, I do not... More 

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Thank cgriell
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walks along the bay up and down beautiful sights cristal clear blue water. Hike to the dam along a litlle river accompanied by the sound of the Tui and Bell bird

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Thank Ben-Esther
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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325 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small museum with varies of theme, from whaling industry history of NZ specially around Picton with a lot of exhibits, to the generic themes, such as household collections from oil lamps, irons, kitchen utensils, and also the naming of Picton, after Sir Thomas Picton. Admission is $5. Location is strategic, next to Picton waterfront, in the centre... More 

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Thank santo t
Melbourne
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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

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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 

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Thank babyteal
Pink Mountain
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13 reviews
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.

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Thank Marilyn M
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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 

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Thank Bridget B
Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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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