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Commissariat Store Museum

Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Kingston
Type: History Museums
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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
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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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

could not fault the tours to all 4 museums on norfolk. the guides were knowledable and passionate about their island and this certainly came across on the tours. had enough time at each and you were able to return for a closer look at another time. do go on the cemetery tour - wonderful stories and so much i learnt... More

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West Auckland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We found this tour somewhat boring and disappointing. We actually left early and thought it was over priced.

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Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The museum pass is great but still a bit pricey I'm afraid especially when like me you've been there before but don't want to leave your other half to explore on their own! Best part is ask the staff questions - they know so much and a chat to them certainly adds to the experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is one of four museums that can be visited on one ticket. The ticket also allows you to attend tag along tours which give an overview of the particular museum before you go through it. A lot of thought has gone into the museum and selection of its artifacts. It is not large and can be seen in about... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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182 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This museum offers a very good picture of the early times in the area with artifacts from all the periods of settlements on the island. Worth looking at the DVD before you have a good look at the artifacts. Be sure to look at the church upstairs will you are there.

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