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Royal Engineer's Office, Guard House & Pier Store

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Address: Kingston Pier, 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

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Comet, Qld

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Comet, Qld
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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.

Thank Goannas
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

As with all of the Museums this one is excellent. The exhibitions seem to change so it is worth visiting every time you go to the Island.

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Certainly worth a visit. Buy a museum pass so you can visit all museum locations over the course of a few days. Well worth joining a Tag-a-Long tour (no extra charge) and hear all about the history from the very knowledgable guides. A must do tourist attraction

Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

The Pier Store museum is interesting with stories about the Bounty and its mutiny and about the people who settled the island from PItcairn in the 19th century. The stories are well set out and the museum is effectively presented on 2 floors. It is well worth a visit. We purchased a ticket ($25) at the Commisariat Store museum which... More 

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Mellons Bay, Auckland
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

A museum pass was well worth the money. (You can tour them yourself for no charge, but the talks with each site were interesting and gave a good insight into the Island's history. Recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

We bought a museum pass which included tag along tours. These are very informative and they give you a lovely morning tea afterwards.

Thank jc0691
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

this is a great tour, very informative. it is worth taking the time to watch the video in the pier store. the tour guide was very informative, however the politics of the island are best left out of the tour. the morning tea in the cafe afterwards was lovely thanks

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Very interesting video on the 1983 marine archeological 'dig' of the Sirius. Very interesting to see the artefacts.

Thank Glenn S

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