There's more to Norfolk Island There's more to Norfolk Island

The Bounty Folk Museum tells the strange and startling history of Norfolk Island, from the harrowing tales of ill-fated convicts brought here, to the against-the-odds survival of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives.

Though small in size, the museum is wide in scope, with lots of artefacts to pore over. Discover Bounty memorabilia, early photographs of Pitcairn settlers, old weapons and some frankly quite terrifying antique medical instruments.

Browse handwritten research books and get lost in the page-turning plot of Norfolk Island’s past. You’ll also get a good sense of the day-to-day life on the island, not just the key historical events.

Exterior view of the museum from the front veranda where there are chairs up against the wall. A sign with open times is in the foreground.
Exterior view of a side wall of the museum building. Attached to the wall is a sign saying ‘Bounty Folk Museum’. An old boat is in the foreground.

Visitor information

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $20 (adult), $10 (child)

Getting Here: A 5-minute drive north of Kingston. Opposite the school on Middlegate Road.

Top tips for Bounty Folk Museum

  • Take the 29-minute guided tour and experience first-hand Norfolk’s knack for storytelling.
  • Bounty Folk Museum is a good place to visit early on your trip to gain valuable insights into local life.
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