Norfolk Island Museum

Norfolk Island Museum

The European settlement of Norfolk Island was founded in 1788 and the history of the island's European development has strong links to the Colonial development of NSW and Van Dieman's Land. Norfolk Island served as a convict settlement from 1788-1814 and again from 1825-1855 and was noted as a place of extreme punishment. In 1856, after the close of the second penal settlement, Norfolk Island became the home of 194 settlers from Pitcairn Island. These people were the direct descendants of the Bounty mutineers and they brought with them traditions, customs and language derived from their mutineer and Polynesian origins. The site of the wrecked remains of HMS Sirius is situated close by the museum.

Address: 
Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island, South Pacific, NSW
Tel: 
001167233088
Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm. Guided tours Monday - Friday 9:30am - 11:00am
Admission: 
Single entry for 1 venue $6.00, Multiple entry for all 4 venues $18.00
Facilities: 
Guided tours, Café, Picnic area, Reference library, Theatrette/Lecture hall, Shop, Brochure
Collection: 
The Norfolk Island Museum consists of 4 separate museums housed in convict buildings and includes collections relating to HMS Sirius, archaeological material from the convict era and material relating to the settlement by Pitcairn Islanders. Another collection strength is a ceramic collection of approximately 1200 pieces, dating from 1820-1900.
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