Museums

The Norfolk Island Museum reveals to you Norfolk’s amazing and multi-layered stories.  Famous for its colourful history, the island was first settled by Polynesians, then in 1788 by the British who later made it a strict penal settlement.  Since 1856 it has been home to the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers and the Tahitian women.  Located in a number of heritage buildings in the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area our museums and research centre help you explore our turbulent past as well as today's living culture.

The R.E.O is the place to begin your visit to the site and purchase a book, souvenir or refreshment.

The museums include the Pier Store Museum, Commissariat Store Museum, HMS Sirius Museum and No.10 Quality Row house museum, explore them at your own pace with the Museum Pass - includes multiple entries to all four museums at any time during your stay as well as two guided tours.

Visit the Research Centre to access general history resources and view the Kingston and Arthurs Vale DVD documentary – fees apply.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Saturday: All museums 11:00am – 3:00pm
Monday to Friday: The Research Centre 11:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: The Pier Store Museum 11:00am – 3:00pm
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm: The R.E.O. Museum shop and information centre

For Whom the Bell Tolls – Stories from Norfolk Island cemetery tour operates Tuesday and Friday 11.30am

Contact Us

Team Leader Heritage Management
Pier Store
Kingston Norfolk Island 2899

Phone: 
+6723 23788
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