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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia

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History abounds

We did the tag-along tours of the four museums in the Kingston ruins area. The guides gave quite detailed and informative tours and it was very interesting to see the relics that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We did the tag-along tours of the four museums in the Kingston ruins area. The guides gave quite detailed and informative tours and it was very interesting to see the relics that had been salvaged from the area and to learn about all the history attached to the area.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The artifacts and other historical material in this museum were very well organised and displayed in the little space that was available. Not to be missed - as well as the other Museums in the area - should you manage a trip to Norfolk Island.

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Milperra NSW Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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