Bounty Museum
Bounty Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Discover the amazing story of Norfolk Island in this quirky museum. The Bounty Folk Museum is a treasure chest of history, an Aladdins cave full of fantastic collections, excellent learning resources and inspiring information stretching back to 1788. The Bounty Folk Museum is the people's museum of Norfolk Island, situated on the corner of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Middlegate Road, the museum is located in one of Norfolk Islands oldest shops built in 1918. As a civic museum for the island of Norfolk, the Bounty Folk Museum chronicles the history of the island and provides visitors with an intimate and informative glimpse into life on Norfolk Island during this time.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Diane M
    Tasmania, Australia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum to Visit
    This museum was closed on my visit to Norfolk Island last year so I made sure I visited this trip and I'm so glad I did. The Curator Dale is very friendly and informative and has a wicked sense of humour. My daughter and I spent over an hour here and intended to go back but ran out of time so we will need to revisit next trip.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • octaviaillawarra
    37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Norfolk museum
    This museum concentrates on the Mutiny on the Bounty and the eventual resettlement on Norfolk Island by the mutineers. There is a tremendous amount of information - the entry fee allows return visits The curator, manager, Dale is full of most interesting information. A visit takes us past the convict depictions in Kingston thru to modern day Norfolk.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Kevin P
    Cooroy, Australia253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do. Great old and "messy" museum
    So interesting. A cornucopia of things. Really helpful manager. Said we could go back anytine during our NI visit. Stuff to read, look at AND touch. Sort of messy, but so good. Great value too
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Jeanette W
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NORFOLK EXPERIENCE
    This would have to be the best museum on the island. You pay to go in but you can use the ticket as many times as you want, one visit is not enough to really appreciate the contents of the museum. You can touch things , sit down and read the information supplied. The young gentleman who runs the place is very knowledgeable and can explain all the things in the place. Its is well worth the effort to go in.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • carolyn
    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Bounty Museum
    This is a must for anyone of any age coming to Norfolk. Dale the owner is just brilliant the way he has curated the museum but also his general knowledge of all things Norfolk and his very very friendly approach. I learnt heaps and could go back many times
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • trevorrose
    Bunbury, Australia117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Museum with character!
    At first sight the Bounty Museum looks like something from the Wild West - but don't be deterred, because behind the facade lies a treasure trove of Norfolk Island history that will keep you occupied for hours! For a $15 entry fee and an entertaining chat with the curator, you wander from room to room of this old house finding soooooo many interesting things to read and look at. You are encouraged to read all the papers and books, touch all the artefacts and enjoy everything to your hearts content. I'm not much of a museum buff, but I just loved the couple of hours we spent there. Thoroughly recommended .
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Virginia M
    Erina, Australia74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit for sure.
    One of the quirkiest museums I’ve ever visited. It is jam packed to the point where you worry about missing something lol. But very interesting historical information there, particularly about the ‘Bounty’ and Bligh of course. Staff there are friendly and informative. It’s separate to the ‘museum pass’ you can buy on Norfolk, but your ticket lets you keep going back. Well worth a visit!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 April 2024
  • howzat_99
    Sydney, Australia117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cluttered, but a fascinating window on Norfolk Island history
    Cluttered, but with so much fascinating history and details. A ticket covering unlimited stays during a Norfolk visit makes it great value as well. With so much to read and digest, several visits are warranted.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2024
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howzat_99
Sydney, Australia117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Cluttered, but with so much fascinating history and details. A ticket covering unlimited stays during a Norfolk visit makes it great value as well. With so much to read and digest, several visits are warranted.
Written 6 May 2024
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Virginia M
Erina, Australia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
One of the quirkiest museums I’ve ever visited. It is jam packed to the point where you worry about missing something lol. But very interesting historical information there, particularly about the ‘Bounty’ and Bligh of course. Staff there are friendly and informative. It’s separate to the ‘museum pass’ you can buy on Norfolk, but your ticket lets you keep going back. Well worth a visit!
Written 29 April 2024
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trevorrose
Bunbury, Australia117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
At first sight the Bounty Museum looks like something from the Wild West - but don't be deterred, because behind the facade lies a treasure trove of Norfolk Island history that will keep you occupied for hours!
For a $15 entry fee and an entertaining chat with the curator, you wander from room to room of this old house finding soooooo many interesting things to read and look at. You are encouraged to read all the papers and books, touch all the artefacts and enjoy everything to your hearts content.
I'm not much of a museum buff, but I just loved the couple of hours we spent there.
Thoroughly recommended .
Written 29 March 2024
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carolyn
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a must for anyone of any age coming to Norfolk. Dale the owner is just brilliant the way he has curated the museum but also his general knowledge of all things Norfolk and his very very friendly approach. I learnt heaps and could go back many times
Written 10 November 2023
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Jeanette W
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This would have to be the best museum on the island. You pay to go in but you can use the ticket as many times as you want, one visit is not enough to really appreciate the contents of the museum. You can touch things , sit down and read the information supplied. The young gentleman who runs the place is very knowledgeable and can explain all the things in the place. Its is well worth the effort to go in.
Written 31 October 2023
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Kevin P
Cooroy, Australia253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
So interesting. A cornucopia of things. Really helpful manager. Said we could go back anytine during our NI visit.
Stuff to read, look at AND touch. Sort of messy, but so good. Great value too
Written 23 October 2023
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octaviaillawarra
wollongon37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This museum concentrates on the Mutiny on the Bounty and the eventual resettlement on Norfolk Island by the mutineers. There is a tremendous amount of information - the entry fee allows return visits The curator, manager, Dale is full of most interesting information. A visit takes us past the convict depictions in Kingston thru to modern day Norfolk.
Written 9 July 2023
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Diane M
Tasmania, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This museum was closed on my visit to Norfolk Island last year so I made sure I visited this trip and I'm so glad I did. The Curator Dale is very friendly and informative and has a wicked sense of humour. My daughter and I spent over an hour here and intended to go back but ran out of time so we will need to revisit next trip.
Written 5 June 2023
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dasdad54
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This museum was a surprise. It was very quirky and had many historical items from Norfolk Island's past. there was a lot of information on the Bounty mutiny and of the Pitcain Islanders. Well worth a visit, they have free wifi as well.
Written 24 March 2023
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rhonda1953
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This museum is an absolute must on your visit to the Island. It is not a part of the museums you can get a pass for. It it the oldest museum on the island. We bought tickets and after quite some time there, we realised that we just couldn't take it all in. Our pass allowed us to come back again, so we returned the next day. Put aside quite a bit of time for this museum as there is so much to read which really is necessary to appreciate the history of the island.
Written 13 March 2023
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