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Story of Picton

We visited on a windy off-season afternoon and were captivated by the exhibits and stories about... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
JaneMay
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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I had time to go into this museum. It's quaint but at the same time informative. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
SouthAussieTraveller
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We visited on a windy off-season afternoon and were captivated by the exhibits and stories about local inhabitants of Picton. If you are interested in personal stories and historical events in a small town, this is the place to go. Very small entrance fee and...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We were totally enchanted by this museum. Full of history and exhibits you can get close to. Delights around every corner. No EFTPOS (cash only) but ATM 2mins away. At only $12 for family for 4 we were happy to spend a raining afternoon here....More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This museum is a six story treasure box built in1998. It combined the former National Museum and the National Art Gallery collections. You can take an elevator to visit the floors you are interested in. I learned so much while I was there!

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I am not into museums but I stayed here for over two hours. A search service is provided if you want more information. The volunteers were locals with a genuine care to help. Thank you!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Fun, great talking and getting more information from people running museum, place overlooks the harbor, park and public beach, we had a great time, admission $5 per.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The space is not large but a lot of artifacts pack the space. There is a photography rule or two: The entire Maori exhibit has a zero photography rule. You can take photos of most other artifacts unless noted not to, but Not of any...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I had time to go into this museum. It's quaint but at the same time informative. The museum displays an informative aspect of the whaling era of the area. It doesn't hide the fact that whaling existed and has a good display of history about...More

Thank SouthAussieTraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

my grand daughters really enjoyed looking around here, the host was very friendly and sent time explaining different things on display.

Thank 56ME2017
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a well setup/presented museum that does a great job of putting local history on display. Of particular interest is the focus on whaling history with plenty of artifacts, pictures and information panels. If you're lucky there may even be an ex-whaler there to...More

Thank CallumW15
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Delightful people work here. Interesting, knowledgable, friendly and welcoming, there were 3 I met. We chatted about my relatives who had the General Store in Picton a long long time ago. I came away with the promise of an emailed photo to come, and a...More

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