Norfolk Island Museum
If you come to Norfolk Island, a visit to the museum is a must!
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 convict hellhole. Since 1856 it has been home to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers.
Located in a number of heritage buildings in Kingston, the museums and research centre help you explore Norfolk’s turbulent past as well as today’s living culture.
For Whom the Bell Tolls Tour – Stories from Norfolk Island Cemetery is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11.30am.
Tag-A-Long tours operate daily from Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 11.00am.
The museum is open daily. For a more reflective look at the island’s history why not browse through the collections?
There’s over 6,000 artefacts in the Sirius Collection recovered from the wreck of HMS Sirius off Slaughter Bay.
This collection represents the most significant display of First Fleet cultural heritage material held anywhere in Australia and its Territories. The KAVHA collection comprises over 14,000 artefacts recovered from World Heritage Listed Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area. The artefacts cover all four settlements on the island. However the majority of objects relate to the cruel Second Settlement running from 1825 to 1856.
The Norfolk Island Museum Trust collection contains objects from HMAV Bounty, Pitcairn Island and Norfolk Island, demonstrating the Islanders’ unique history and living culture.