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“Worth visiting”

Petone Settlers Museum
Ranked #69 of 234 things to do in Wellington
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Masterton
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This is a great little museum and definately worth visiting to learn mor too.e about the history of the early settlers. Interesting displays to view.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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206 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“An insight into days past”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

This museum we pass regularly but until recently had never bothered to pop inside. It is a converted swimming changing sheds and provides an insight into early Petone from the days of the early settlers through to relatively recent times and shows some of the industry that once flourished is now gone. Free entry and is open every day

Visited March 2013
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Free and educational”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

I was very impressed by the fact that there was free entry, and there was a friendly lady at the entrance, telling visitors what twas where.
Half of it was about the negotiations with the local iwi and the hardship that faced the first settlers. The other half was about local industry.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Small local museum”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

The Petone Settlers Museum presents a sympathetic history of the early settlements that eventually made up Wellington. Local stories are easly accessed and understood in this small museum.

Visited October 2012
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Masterton, New Zealand
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68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Want to find your ancestors?”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A great place to look for ancestors who arrived by sea to early Wellington. Also good to see some of the old history of Petone

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