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Petone Settlers Museum

The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 4-568 8373
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Great history in lovely spot

Such a lovely and peaceful spot right on the beach in a beautifully renovated building. We really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Zealand
Sited on the immediate foreshore this is an interesting place to visit ...

The staff are super helpful when my history and genealogy keen husband wants to know more. The... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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The Esplanade | Petone, Wellington 6008, New Zealand
+64 4-568 8373
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely and peaceful spot right on the beach in a beautifully renovated building. We really enjoyed the displays of the history of Petone. Beautifully done with all the bells and whistles of a much larger museum, but on a small scale. The highlight...More

Thank NewZealandMidwife
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The staff are super helpful when my history and genealogy keen husband wants to know more. The displays are very interesting. He lingers while I seek a good coffee and walk the stony sea shore. Well worth a visit ...

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I went to this museum with my mother as her early ancestors were came to Wellington on one of the first sea journeys. Unfortunately for us, we were unable to see their names in historical documents here.

Thank tuscany08NewZealand
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The free attraction is so beautifully presented. It has been put together in the old changing rooms on the foreshore. The charm of the old days rejoices through the exhibitions. A must see for all my visitors.

Thank Helena S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This museum was refurbished in 2016. It has interesting sectors of the history of Britannia now Petone, with a 24 minute video of the early years of the settlers. There is a display of the marae used by the Maoris. There. Is also a historic...More

Thank malholme
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Sure this museum is tiny but it is honestly very very interesting. And there are a lot of information ranging from The Settlers arriving in the area to information about modern industry in the area. They have a couple of informative videos here that are...More

Thank JJKiwiKid
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This small museum has a lot of history for Petone. Not large, but as free entertainment goes, put it on your list :)

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

When staying in Petone my daughter and I went to the Settlers Museum, it was well worth the visit, being able to see of the history of the past and learning about Petone and the surrounding area. Also those in attendance were very informative with...More

Thank Gwenyth H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The museum is located about a block away from the main shopping centre and bus stops on Jackson St. It is located on the waterfront and has recently been refurbished. It is located in an old bathing pavilion with two rooms set up with two...More

Thank westernsydney
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum sits right on the foreshore and so you get blown about a bit as you go in to the gorgeous refurbished building. There may not be a vast amount of artefacts here but it contains some really important historical information about the New...More

Thank Catherine C
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