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Commissariat Store Museum

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Address: Kingston, Norfolk Island, Australia

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Interesting local history

One of the 4 museums in the Arthur's Vale area which each present a different aspect of the island's history. Each one is worth visiting in its own right and you can also get a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Goannas
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Comet, Qld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the 4 museums in the Arthur's Vale area which each present a different aspect of the island's history. Each one is worth visiting in its own right and you can also get a more personalised point of view on one of the tag along tours.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went through this building on a Tag A Long tour which is included when you buy the Museum Pass (Great Value). The tour guide was so thorough and informative and it was a really fascinating building. Make sure you go through the church at the top of the stairs (It is always opened) as it is so beautiful.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the four museums which is included with the Museum Pass and definitely worthwhile visiting if you are interested in the history of Norfolk Island, especially the convict settlement.

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Thank Kerrie L
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is one of the four small museums that are all worth a look - and you can visit and revisit in your own time as well as tag along on a guided tour (well worth it). The church upstairs above this museum is also well worth checking out with the guide. I loved that each of the four museums... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went twice to this museum, $25 for a 4 museum pass, which entitles you to visit many times. It has Polynesian artefacts and much material abouth the two convict settlements on Norfolk Island. Don;t miss this!

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Thank Whitehavengirl43
Kingston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A great introdution to the island archaeology - particularly the Polynesian period. Don't miss All Saints church upstairs. Not promoted heavily, but the Pitcairn community converted this convict store for use as the communities church (C of E)

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The history of Norfolk Island is incredible and well worth taking the time to learn about the various aspects of the culture

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Thank cortanawilson
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We learnt so much about the convict days by going on the Museum Tour, it was over two days and you had plenty of time to see everything and once you did the tour you could go back as many times as you liked to have another look.

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Thank jffj67
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

we decided to pay for the museum pass (giving us access to all 4 museums in Kingston + no 9 quality row) as we thought if we didn't get to them all the money was going to good use. We ended up going to all of them, and found the Commissariat Store Museum the one we enjoyed the most. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We wandered in looking for material on first penal settlement. Not much around anywhere really. Lady redirected us to REO and that was helpful

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