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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia

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A fine old store, now a museum and church

The old commissariat store is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. It’s surprisingly large for such a small settlement. Inside, the ground floor is now a museum with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The old commissariat store is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. It’s surprisingly large for such a small settlement. Inside, the ground floor is now a museum with lots of interesting things on display. There are a few items from the Polynesian settlement of about 700 years ago, as well as several items from the first and second settlements, including... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very interesting building, lower floor restored as it was back then with a lot of historical exhibits A friendly guide with all the local knowledge to help the visitors.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Commissariat Store Museum is superbly restored and is located in Kingston in the convict built penal settlement of bygone days. One can wander in and take a look at any time

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Norfolk Island  >  Kingston

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