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Petone Settlers Museum

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Fascinating brief diversion

The Settlers Museum is not a day out, more of a half hour diversion in your day. Nonetheless, it's... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
via mobile
Don't drive by

It is so easy to drive by this local treasure and if you keep doing that, you are missing out on an... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Des H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Settlers Museum is not a day out, more of a half hour diversion in your day. Nonetheless, it's a fascinating view on the local area, from Colonial times through to recent industry and fashions from the 20th Century. It's all tied in with local...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

First thing it is free so you can't be disopointed. There are two parts. The history of pre settlers and the other more modern. I was not too interested in the modern. I spent 45 mins in the pre settlers, although most was watching a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

It is so easy to drive by this local treasure and if you keep doing that, you are missing out on an excellent little museum. Its location with its view of the harbour, its wonderful architecture, and its own history are all good reasons to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Des H
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Small but so pretty. Located on the waterfront, the beautiful building historical bathhouse has two rooms retelling the story of Petone. I really enjoyed it. Note the beautiful ceramic map of New Zealand on the floor in the entrance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ingridgig
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I particularly appreciated the fact that the Maori viewpoint was equally represented and it was not only a praise of the settlers, many of whom were pawns and powerless. We need to understand both good and bad aspects of our history, well done.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Loreen B
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The staff are really nice and its a great spot to stop off to check out some history followed by a nice walk by the water. The exhibits are really well set up.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed April 23, 2018

You can find out about the early days in Petone in this small interactive museum with plenty to see. Set in the original change rooms the building itself is worth a visit. Small gift shop has some unusual offerings

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GreenInsights
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit since the renovation. It is a well presented overview of the early settlements in the 1800s and more recent developments in community and business . I even found out the origin of the name of the Hutt valley, river and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 501JohnB501
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Such an awesome little museum, very interesting history of the areas in Hutt Valley, this is well worth a visit to anyone who is interested in local history... awesome setup of exhibits...

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank phlatohi
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Just pulled to take some pictures and caught a glimpse of the Petone Settlers Museum went and took a look and didn't regret it. One thing about going into new towns is getting the History through their museums this would be a spot to stop....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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