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Address: London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03/573-8283

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Pleasant introduction to the history of Picton

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Luke S
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Winter Park, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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130 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

walks along the bay up and down beautiful sights cristal clear blue water. Hike to the dam along a litlle river accompanied by the sound of the Tui and Bell bird

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

It is a small museum with varies of theme, from whaling industry history of NZ specially around Picton with a lot of exhibits, to the generic themes, such as household collections from oil lamps, irons, kitchen utensils, and also the naming of Picton, after Sir Thomas Picton. Admission is $5. Location is strategic, next to Picton waterfront, in the centre... More 

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Thank santo t
Melbourne
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Lovely sweet museum with a surprising amount of original items on display. I was greet by a lovely friendly lady who was keen to answer any questions I had before letting me wander around in my own time. Was there around 30 minutes

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Picton Museum is right next door to the ferry terminus for the Cook Strait ferries which link the South and North Islands of New Zealand. This museum is small but a must see for the story of the shipping history of Picton. And if you are researching your convict past, this is the place to see the wonderful Edwin... More 

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Pink Mountain
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I spent several hours here. Very good tour guide. Enjoyed the rare blue penguins. Nice interactive area for kids. I hope this review was concerning the marine museum, as I did not see the other.

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