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Petone Settlers Museum

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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 568 8373
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A lovely walk on the Petone foreshore,came across Settlers Museum.Inside was lovely,plenty to read about and get you thinking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
alan h
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A lovely walk on the Petone foreshore,came across Settlers Museum.Inside was lovely,plenty to read about and get you thinking.

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Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Visited with my family over Labour Weekend 2015. It is a small attraction and does not require more than half an hour to an hour of your time. It is interesting to visit at least once. It is free though you are welcome to leave a donation. There is lollies and ice creams for sale if you visit with children,... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Excellent small museum divided into three parts - the settlement of Petone, the industries of the area and a WWI-focused display on George Shackleton Hooper, a local lad who died just 22 during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. Anyone interested in where they live or where they visit should take an hour or so to visit. The... More 

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Thank Carol O
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

At the present time the presentations are in two parts. One is all the industries that used to exist in Petone. The second is the documented arrival of the first settlers on Petone Beach. I am not a history person but loved it all.

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Thank Maggisd
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

good place to visit to find the history of the early settlers.If you are a history loving person, this is one place to learn.

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Thank faisal2015
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Petone beach is where the first European settlers landed in 1840. The museum is well presented, informative and well worth a visit.

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Cooroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved the Settlers Museum. Set in the original Bathing House of the late 1800's on the beach in Petone. It is very well done, not too much, not too little, just enough information to give you a good understanding of the very first settlers to NZ. Then the 2nd section covers early industry - WOW that was amazing! So... More 

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Thank Vanessa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

It is worth visiting this museum before you go to Te Papa and get the story of the early settlers from more of a settlers perspective. It also goes onto tell the story of the areas further industrial development. Admission is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have often past but this was my first visit. I was part of the Knight Family's celebration for 175 years in NZ. Landing at Petone in 1840. Great local history of the original Cornish settlers.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum provides an interesting insight into the history of the Petone area. Well presented and easy to read displays set out the arrival of the first European settlers and the development of Petone, including the light industry and car assembly plants that once graced the Hutt Valley. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, inclusive and admission is... More 

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