Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

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Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum
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Tony
Ingle Farm, Australia111 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
You don't need to be big to convey history. This museum does it well. More of pre 1900 when life on the island was a struggle.
Written 18 October 2020
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pippa P
4 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Closed . Came over on the 1st December 2019 and was not open . Opens up I believe around 2pm on Sundays. After 3 Sealink Ferries have already come over that day . Very disappointed. Although it is Sunday so Museum owner probably having a rest on Sundays.
Written 6 December 2019
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Tania P
Perth, Australia38 contributions
Oct. 2018
I recommend this museum for all KI visitors

It’s an interesting and thoughtful display of early life on Kangaroo Island. School, work and domestic life. Detailed, but not exhausting. Great for the $4 adult entry fee.
Written 26 October 2018
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Fiona S
205 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
This museum is open in the afternoon and is run by volunteers. It is a small maritime museum but it has interesting information on maritime activities and shipwrecks. There is a map of Kangaroo Island that has all the shipwrecks around the island right up until 1990. I counted at least 4 shipwrecks in 1990 alone so the coast is still taking ships despite having three lighthouses and modern navigation instruments. The lady who was manning the museum said they are local fisherman who tragically shipwrecked against the island. There is information on schooling on the island where part of the museum is in one of the old school buildings. Interesting that one school teacher had to teach at more than one school on the island. There are some relics from one of the Loch shipwrecks. It is only $4pp and doesn't take long to go through the museum. Take the time to have a look.
Written 6 October 2018
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Kathy H
Sydney, Australia193 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Friends
Lovely building well maintained, lovely history inside, and a very passionate Penneshaw man chatting to us, great little visit.
Written 9 September 2018
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Bob D
Adelaide, Australia1,107 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Couples
This museum is well located in the old Hog Bay School opposite the new school and the tourist information centre on the road leading to American River. The displays are well organised into three sections, school, maritime and island life and there are some interesting historical exhibits. I’m not sure how close the connection of the island to the Bounty is, but there is a very old model of the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat on display. It’s only a model but you can still appreciate Bligh’s long and dangerous voyage to safety with some loyal crew members after the mutiny. The volunteer on duty was very friendly and helpful. Entry fees are low.
2018-01-25 265 Model of HMS Bounty’s jolly boat
Written 29 January 2018
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skybluekid1
Brantford, Canada240 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Family
Had a quite few hours on Kangaroo island unfortunately did not go see the animals as was too far and could not get a rental car.
No public transportation here so just went to the beach.
Written 7 January 2018
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Lesley
Perth Western Australia324 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
We had a few hours to spare so walked from our hotel in Penshaw to the Museum. It is an original building with some interesting photos and memorabilia. It is run by volunteers and it is very interesting and well presented.
Written 29 December 2017
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BlueTarp
Adelaide, Australia21 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Had time to kill before going back to the mainland so popped in to the Museum for a quick look. An hour later & we'd only seen the main room with a quick look into the schoolroom before we had to catch the ferry. All set up & run by volunteers & it's a credit to them We'll need to come back to see all of the exhibits properly. Advice? Leave yourself enough time to do the displays justice!!!
Written 6 September 2017
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Vicki B
Penneshaw, Australia9 contributions
Dec. 2016
This Museum is totally run by volunteers and has some of the most interesting facts and secrets about Penneshaw Kangaroo Island. It can be more interesting than when you first think .. walking into an old building that has a story of its own.. Depending on who is working on that day as some know more than others but the stories are great .. I enjoyed them and this little place of facts hidden along the main road on Kangaroo Island.
Its not open all the time so its advisable to check
Written 19 December 2016
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