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Address: London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
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Well worth a look

Some good insights into the early days of the whaling industry in the area, with friendly and informative staff. Loved the Orca skull!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Old_Nuffield
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Renwick, New Zealand
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Renwick, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some good insights into the early days of the whaling industry in the area, with friendly and informative staff. Loved the Orca skull!

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Thank Old_Nuffield
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We looked around relatively quickly, mostly populated with quirky collections that have been donated to the museum. If you are interested in whaling there may be more to interest you.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I was not really interesred in whale and whaling history but the rooms about history of new Zealand are fascinating. The old toilet, meds, bikes...definitely wirth 5 nzd entrance fee.

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perth, australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A well kept display of yesteryear found family records from the 1800's, the lady collecting the entrance fee was very helpful and lots of information of Picton and its whaling days

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Thank anndry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

For a regional society backed museum, Picton exceeds expectations. It is packed with genuine artifacts and full of stories about the people, families and business that built Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Beautiful Pounamu and carvings are on display as well as whaling tools and videos. Sincerely hope their plans for redevelopment and expansion proceed with haste so this valuable... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a charming little museum providing a great insight to the history of Picton and some of its more colourful people. There is enough here to keep you enthralled for more than an hour or so, as there are movie snippets and plenty of reading material.

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Thank Luke S
Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

If you are tourist in Picton or otherwise are passing through and have a couple of hours to spare, you really should visit this museum. We recently spent three weeks on the South Island, and we learned a huge amount about the country from visiting local museums like the Picton Museum. This museum contains all sorts of information about Picton's... More 

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Thank John S
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

It's easy to miss the Picton Museum, but once inside it's a real step back into the area's past. There's an eclectic range of materials on display, from old newspapers and medical equipment to whales' teeth and Maori portraits. Worth a look.

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Thank juju615
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

I found it really interesting about the history of Picton and the whaling that used to happen as well as the stuff that used to be

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

I have been in a whaling station in Valparaiso (Chile), in a whale museum in Torshavn, Faroe Islands capital, and finally in the - very small - Picton Museum. Well this one in the most interesting of the three, with a lot of memorabilia and documents. But it is really a shame that no photographs are allowed, I do not... More 

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