The R.E.O Information Centre


Visit the R.E.O for a Bookshop, gifts, refreshments & information

Open : Mon – Fri  9am – 3pm

Entry Cost : Free

The R.E.O is your starting point to the World Heritage Listed Kingston Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), one of the eleven sites that form the Australian Convict Sites Property

From the shop you can browse through a comprehensive range of books or pick up that special souvenir.

The R.E.O is where you meet to join in the museum tagalong tours.

Buy Tickets :

Museum and Cemetery Tour Tickets can all be purchased here.

Single Entry: Adults: $10.00 – This is for entry to any one museum for a single visit.

Museum Multi Pass: Adults: $35.00 | School age children: Free

Explore the Museum at your own pace with the Museum Multi Pass. It includes multiple entries to all four museums at any time during your stay, as well as two guided Tag-A-Long tours.

Tag-A-Long Tour Schedule :

Commissariat Store and No. 10 Quality Row: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Sirius Museum and Pier Store: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

These tours include a guided journey behind the scenes, to reveal additional stories from the museum collection and Norfolk’s history. There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the two mornings that suit you. All tours leave from the R.E.O. Bookshop at 9:30am and take approximately an hour and a half.

For all tickets and tour information go here:

What’s on Display :

Temporary Exhibitions – Free Entry – explore Kingston’s past with models of buildings, many of which are no longer standing and information on a Remote Sensing Project undertaken by Prof. Martin Gibbs (UNE) and Dr. Brad Duncan.

The Building :

The Royal Engineer’s Office was built in 1850-1851. There was also a stable for four horses built behind the Royal Engineer’s Office.

During the British Penal Settlement the Royal Engineers were responsible for the design of many of the Kingston buildings. They worked with the Foreman of Works to ensure the buildings were built correctly.

The Royal Engineers designed the roads, seawall, drainage systems, underground sewers and the pier in Kingston and other settlement areas on Norfolk Island. The pier, roads, seawalls and buildings are testament to their skills.

Following the arrival of the Pitcairn Islanders in 1856, the Royal Engineer’s Office became a home for one of the Adams families, later becoming a home for a police officer, and a signals master. Many island families have fond memories of camping in buildings such as the R.E.O during the summer.

Today the Royal Engineer’s Office is more commonly known as the REO and displays temporary exhibitions.

Kingston Sites of Interest Map 1- 46 ( PDF )

Download Link here :

Collect a printed version of the map from the R.E.O or Pier Store Museum