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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
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Well worth it, heaps to see & read of days gone by. History of the Island, it's people, shipwrecks, industry and relics etc. Highly recommend. Pay $10 or get a $25 pass to visit 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
karen m
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth it, heaps to see & read of days gone by. History of the Island, it's people, shipwrecks, industry and relics etc. Highly recommend. Pay $10 or get a $25 pass to visit 4 museums within the area.

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Beechwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a must see check the price . and can you carry them back home.plenty to choose from and plenty to drink at your location

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Thank Desmond E
Pymble, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is under the Commissariat store - interesting collection of items from convict and later past. A must-see to fit the bits of the jig saw into place.

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Thank Robert B
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Commissariat Store Museum is one of four museums included in the Museum Pass for $25 dollars each, and it was well worth it. The pass included two Tag-a-Long tours where one visits 2 museums with a guide before opening hours, and as many visits to the four museums as one wishes. There is so much history, and so many... More 

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Thank Sarah14Alex
Oxenford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I recommend seeing this museum on one of the organised 'tag-along' tours - the guide who showed up around was absolutely amazing - not only did she know so many tiny details but also made the information 'come to life'.

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Thank Susan H
Bribie Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Through meticulous effort, relics from the first known settlement by earlier pacific islanders, the settlement by convicts shipped from New South Wales and England, and the final settlement by Pitcairn Islanders are beautifully displayed in this amazing building. Once used for grain storage, now a museum detailing many of the hardships and punishments the convicts endured, also conversely houses a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is one of four museums best accessed with a $25 pass which also entitles you to guided tours before it opens to all comers (which strangely costs $10 per museum, unguided). On any one day, just two of the museums are included in the guided tours. You meet centrally at the main centre before taking your own rental cars... More 

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Thank AussieJenAbroad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed looking thorough here. Went back a couple of times. Was interested to find a connection between Norfolk Island and the Isle of Man.

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Thank Sal S
Maclean, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This museum has so much on view to look at & take in you could be in there all day! It shows everything about the convict settlements & the Pitcan/Polynesian people arrival. Must see!

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Thank Toni C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

It is well worth visiting the Commissariat Store Museum to learn about old Norfolk Island and see artifacts such as the cat of nine tails. If you get a museum pass for $25 you can see all 4 museums plus no 9 Quality Row otherwise it is $10/museum. It is well worth spending the $25 even if you only stay... More 

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