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Bounty Folk Museum

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Address: Middlegate Junction, Norfolk Island 2899, Australia

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The story of the Bounty

This museum is one of several at Kingston and tells the story of the Bounty via many artifacts and by the end of this tour you will know all about the early history of Norfolk

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 18, 2016
kevin d
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This museum is one of several at Kingston and tells the story of the Bounty via many artifacts and by the end of this tour you will know all about the early history of Norfolk

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Sunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This charming museum showcases life on Norfolk Island from early settlement through the years and offers a bit of everything. 5 rooms of items to explore. Although not a polished display, it has a charm and depth of exhibits worth seeing. You are also able to read about local history in some of the archives on display.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

It's a bit of a hodge podge of a Museum but it is well worth a look around and aim to spend a reasonable amount of time there as there is a LOT to see and read.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Looks small from the outside but is packed with historical displays. Spent a good hour in there poking around

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Pymble, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

This is your typical historical town museum where anything being thrown out has found its way to the museum. There is a lot to study and the written notes in folders can entertain for a long time. So much information! However, it is probably past its prime with the founder now dead. It needs some love to bring it up... More 

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Maclean NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

We spent two hours here, wanderng around the house, reading the wonderful stories, looking at yesteryear's incredible artifacts and searching for the ghost. Yep there is ghosts here, they have been experienced. Sadly not for this reviewer but for others. $10.00 per adult for the visit and well worth it.

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Thank Blujinja
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

This privately owned museum has so much "stuff" that you may need several visits to absorb it all ! A wonderful collection of memorabilia which tells so much of the settlement of Norfolk over the years

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

There is such a wide range of historical memorabilia here, with lots of information about the history of what happened on the Bounty. Don't miss it!

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Thank Doris D
rockhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the most amazing little museum but stuffed to the rafters with curiosities and history. Many of the items pertaining to the history of Norfolk, you'll find nowhere else. Having said that, the museum is privately owned and maintained by a lady of mature years, hence 'a museum in a museum'. Some may be horrified by the dated presentation,... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

By far the largest collection of artifacts containing Norfolk Islands history. Copies of the English Newspaper detailing Captain Cooks 2nd global voyage in which he discovered and named Norfolk Island. Early photographs of the Pitcairn Settlers, photographs of whaling when enormous were hauled onto the shore Countless other interesting collections within a the collection. A place to while away an... More 

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