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Commissariat Store Museum

Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Kingston
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Blenheim, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Brilliant! Learned so much of the history of Norfolk Island and its people, very well presented and easy to read. DVD well worth viewing.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

You really got the feel of what it must have been like living at the time of the convicts. Lots of history and worth visiting as part of the Tag-a-long tours.

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Moe, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very well set out museum with info and items from the Polynesian settlement and the convict days. Amazing amount of crockery and dinnerware items all found in pieces in privies at Old Kingston and painstakingly pieced together. Amazing.

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