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Petone Settlers Museum

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Address: The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
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+64 4-568 8373
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Refurbished small museum of history of "Britannia"

This museum was refurbished in 2016. It has interesting sectors of the history of Britannia now Petone, with a 24 minute video of the early years of the settlers. There is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
malholme
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The free attraction is so beautifully presented. It has been put together in the old changing rooms on the foreshore. The charm of the old days rejoices through the exhibitions. A must see for all my visitors.

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Thank Helena S
Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This museum was refurbished in 2016. It has interesting sectors of the history of Britannia now Petone, with a 24 minute video of the early years of the settlers. There is a display of the marae used by the Maoris. There. Is also a historic review of the industries which existed in Petone, and slowly declined with the final closure... More 

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Sure this museum is tiny but it is honestly very very interesting. And there are a lot of information ranging from The Settlers arriving in the area to information about modern industry in the area. They have a couple of informative videos here that are interesting and you learn a lot from them. In conclusion you should come to the... More 

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Thank JJKiwiKid
Wellington
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This small museum has a lot of history for Petone. Not large, but as free entertainment goes, put it on your list :)

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Thank Wayne P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When staying in Petone my daughter and I went to the Settlers Museum, it was well worth the visit, being able to see of the history of the past and learning about Petone and the surrounding area. Also those in attendance were very informative with information on history of the area. It is a place worth taking the time to... More 

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Thank Gwenyth H
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The museum is located about a block away from the main shopping centre and bus stops on Jackson St. It is located on the waterfront and has recently been refurbished. It is located in an old bathing pavilion with two rooms set up with two different exhibits. We found the exhibit detailing the former industrial history of Petone particularly interesting.... More 

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Thank westernsydney
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum sits right on the foreshore and so you get blown about a bit as you go in to the gorgeous refurbished building. There may not be a vast amount of artefacts here but it contains some really important historical information about the New Zealand company and especially the Wakefield settlement. Usse your imagination to get a real picture... More 

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Thank Catherine C
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great little museum on the foreshore of Petone. Discover the history behind the first settlement in this area of "boat people" . The building itself has a great history and the caretaker of the day is very informative. Great for all ages to experience.

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Thank mary s
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I recently took my 3 children aged 7, 9 and 10 to visit. We were welcomed by one of the staff who showed the children through a replica ship's cabin. We then strolled through the 2 wings enjoying the history from the early settlers through to more recent times. The video on Unilever's was particularly moving. Overall it was interesting... More 

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Thank taylorkn
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A lovely walk on the Petone foreshore,came across Settlers Museum.Inside was lovely,plenty to read about and get you thinking.

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