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Commissariat Store Museum

Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 47 things to do in Kingston
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Milperra NSW Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The building is a credit to the settlers. Everything housed there has been either excavated or pulled from the surrounding area. To see a doll with corn cob arms and legs, children these days would say Yuk! Worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For $25 you get access to all 4 government museums plus 2 tagalong tours through the museums before they open to the public. Excellent guides great history good value for money when compared to pinetrees tour company that's prime purpose is to empty your wallets inuding a 3% credit card surcharge. Noone else on the island charges this level if... More 

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Golden Beach, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

What an interesting attraction this is. It is hard to imagine how humans could be so cruel to other humans. Visit the cemetery after this you will be amazed at some of the headstones.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A great preserved location with excellent exhibits, should be taken in with the adjacent buildings including the working Civil Offices andGovernors Lodge,

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The work that the volunteers have done to present the history of the time is fabulous. It is incredible to think what the convicts went through under some inhuman treatment. St Johns church which is above the museum has a beautiful stain class window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of the museams as part of the museaum pass which is worthwhile visiting. It enhances the information you learn through the tours and gives more incite into the history of the island.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Staff here were so lovely and very knowledgeable. Stop and step back in time, great place so much history. Chat to the locals you learn so much. Great photo opportunities.

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AUCKLAND
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Primarily an archaelogical museum with information about the settlement history of the island and an extensive collection of porcelain recovered during digs. Well presented but of limited appeal to us though the building itself was interesting. The manager was attentive and welcoming. In the basement of the Commisariat Store. Be sure to also visit the church on the floor above... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved the combination of traditional and modern techniques for telling the fascinating history of this island. Love the uncrowdedness and the readiness of the locals to tell their stories.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Commissariat Store would have served the settlement well in it's day and is a tribute to those people who built this and other buildings during the time of occupation and that it is still functional today.

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