We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Picton Museum

London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 8283
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun, small eclectic, run by members of families in pictures and some exhibits

Fun, great talking and getting more information from people running museum, place overlooks the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Pepperjackm
,
Texas
What was a small Picton Museum has become a Whaling Museum in addition

The space is not large but a lot of artifacts pack the space. There is a photography rule or two... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
ruthandvern
,
Wilton, California
Read all 59 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“on display” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
London Quay, Picton, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-573 8283
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Picton
from USD 48.00
More Info
from USD 77.50
More Info
from USD 88.50
More Info
from USD 65.70
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (59)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"whaling industry"
in 3 reviews
"local history"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"original items"
in 2 reviews
"happy to answer questions"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 3 reviews
"artifacts"
in 6 reviews
"photos"
in 6 reviews
"admission"
in 3 reviews
"information"
in 12 reviews
"heritage"
in 2 reviews
"insight"
in 3 reviews
"nz"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 6 March 2018

Fun, great talking and getting more information from people running museum, place overlooks the harbor, park and public beach, we had a great time, admission $5 per.

Thank Pepperjackm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The space is not large but a lot of artifacts pack the space. There is a photography rule or two: The entire Maori exhibit has a zero photography rule. You can take photos of most other artifacts unless noted not to, but Not of any...More

Thank ruthandvern
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had time to go into this museum. It's quaint but at the same time informative. The museum displays an informative aspect of the whaling era of the area. It doesn't hide the fact that whaling existed and has a good display of history about...More

Thank SouthAussieTraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2017

my grand daughters really enjoyed looking around here, the host was very friendly and sent time explaining different things on display.

Thank 56ME2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a well setup/presented museum that does a great job of putting local history on display. Of particular interest is the focus on whaling history with plenty of artifacts, pictures and information panels. If you're lucky there may even be an ex-whaler there to...More

Thank Callum W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Delightful people work here. Interesting, knowledgable, friendly and welcoming, there were 3 I met. We chatted about my relatives who had the General Store in Picton a long long time ago. I came away with the promise of an emailed photo to come, and a...More

Thank dipage53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2017

As a previous reviewer said, there aren't a lot of attractions to see in Picton especially when it's raining, but this is well worth an hour of your time. It appears to be run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who are happy to answer questions....More

1  Thank TheDoor_isopen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2017

There are not too many attractions in Picton but the Heritage & Whaling Museum is well worth 30 minutes of your time - particularly, if you want to see a wide range of local artefacts. Entrance fee is a very reasonable NZ$5 per adult and...More

1  Thank stevebG6121BX
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You'll learn about local history, original items in exhibits. Very good stuff, one of them actually worked with the equipment on display.

1  Thank olgafzak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Some good insights into the early days of the whaling industry in the area, with friendly and informative staff. Loved the Orca skull!

1  Thank Old_Nuffield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Picton
Gateway Motel
1,045 reviews
.18 km away
High Street Living Motel
10 reviews
.21 km away
Escape to Picton Boutique Hotel
178 reviews
.24 km away
Picton Yacht Club Hotel
319 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Picton Village Bakkerij
301 reviews
.26 km away
Gusto
452 reviews
.17 km away
DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar
369 reviews
.22 km away
Escape to Picton’s Restaurant
390 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
296 reviews
.17 km away
Picton Sound
213 reviews
.09 km away
Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
94 reviews
.04 km away
The National Whale Centre
21 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Picton Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit