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

The Norfolk Island museums reveals to you Norfolk's amazing and multi-layered stories. 

The Island was first settled by the Polynesians, discovered by Captain Cook in 1774, then in 1788 by the British who later made it a convict hell hole. Since 1856 it has been the home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers.

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The Norfolk Island Museums reveal to you Norfolk's amazing and multi-layered stories. Located in a number of buildings in World Heritage listed Kingston we help you to explore our turbulent past as well as today's living local culture. Purchase a Mulit-use Museum pass for $35, school children are free. Our Museums Include:

No. 10 Quality Row - A Georgian House built for the Foreman of Works in 1844.

Pier Store - Telling the stories of Norfolk Island and the re-settlement of the Pitcairn Islanders in 1856. Also on display are artefacts from  HMS Bounty.

HMS Sirius - Housing nationally significant artefacts from the Flag Ship of the First Fleet HMS Sirius wrecked on the Kingston reef in        1790.

Commissariat Store - Archaeological remains that have been collected from around the Kingston area are on display here. Telling the story of the Polynesian settlement and convict history.

Research Centre is located at No.9 Quality Row; opens 11am - 3pm Mon, Tues, Thur and Fri and Wed 9am - 5pm. (NB charges do apply for research fees)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (tour) Stories from the Cemetery is a guided tour through the cemetery, operating Tuesday and Fridays at 11.30am. Not on Public holidays.

Hours of operation

Museums: Monday to Saturday all venues 11.00am to 3.00pm, Sundays - Pier Store only 11.00am to 3.00pm. Closed on Public Holidays.

Norfolk Island Museums