In the former Royal Engineers Office beside the Kingston Pier.

The Royal Engineers Office (R.E.O.), built during the Second Settlement, is the Museum book, souvenir and refreshment shop. It is also the venue for our changing short term displays. Browse through our comprehensive and exclusive range of books on Norfolk Island’s history, or pick up that special and unique souvenir to take home. The R.E.O. is where you meet to join in the Tag-A-Long tours from Monday to Saturday. Museum and Cemetery Tour tickets can all be purchased here.

The R.E.O. is generally the starting point in Kingston.

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The Pacific War 1941-1945 and Norfolk Island - $21.00


There was almost no place in the world untouched by the events of WWII and Norfolk was no exception. This thoroughly researched book tells of the effect at the time as well as the lasting impact of opening up the island to the rest of the world through the building of a runway for the allied forces.

Whaling Days: Tales and Yarns - $29.00


This book refers to the whaling days on Norfolk Island. The author pieces together the history of the whalers, the life they led, and the stories they told. The book contains many interesting facts, historical documents, and photos, all which provide a great overview of the whaling period on Norfolk.

Shark Tales and Yarns from Norfolk Island - $16.50


Loving a good yarn, Bob Tofts has gathered many years of stories about fishing and the sea. Very enjoyable and interesting reading.

Norfolk Island: History, People, Environment, Language - $22.50


This book provides indepth material on Norfolk Island's unique history, cultural traditions, beautiful natural environment, and very own language.

Speak Norfolk Today – Book - $17.50


Local Norfolk Islander Alice Buffett has provided the reader with an accurate way of writing the Norfolk language as it is spoken, a description of the basic grammatical structures and common phrases as well as an extensive dictionary of Norfolk to English.

The Pitcairn Islanders of Town Cemetery, Norfolk Island: A Geneological Record - $25.00


This unique publication gives the reader an understanding of the links; the family connections of the Norfolk Island who can trace their ancestory back to the mutineers of the ship, H.M.A.V Bounty, by documenting the burial sites of the Pitcairn Islanders who arrived here on 8 June 1856 and stayed. 'The Pitcairners' is a valuable historical resource for all those connected to and interested in the Pitcairn-Norfolk Island history.

Ghosts - $17.00


Spirits abound in islands and Norfolk is no exception. With its stained convict heritage there are many souls who show themselves amongst the ruins. Complete with illustrations, maps and diagrams.

Geology of Norfolk Island - $5.00


The geology of Norfolk has received scant attention, however this booklet changes all that. Colour photographs compliment the clear text and maps.

Norfolk Island's Fascinating Flora - $23.50


This book, written by Coyne, who established the National Parks Office on Norfolk, enables the reader to enjoy an armchair view of the island's fascinating flora and help them identify plants in the wild. There is discussion and illustrations for more than 200 species, and the book includes an intriguing insight into the cultural use of the plants by the Pitcairn Islanders who arrived on Norfolk in 1856.

Incredible! Phillip Island, South Pacific - $23.50


This is the story of Phillip Island and the wonderful improvement in its condition during the last thirty-plus years. It talks about the island in a geographical, historical and conservational perspective. A unique book and a very interesting read!