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Olveston Historic Home

975 Reviews

Olveston Historic Home

975 Reviews
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Pam M wrote a review Feb 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand18 contributions
I am a local and in my retired years. I visited here in my school days and as an adult I got to remember a lot but now apprieciate it more. The guided tour was well done. The infomation about the house and the owners were very on point and we didn't feel rushed. Anyone going are in for a treat and I hope you all come away with a good feeling of visit.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thank you Pam. We are so please you were able to take the time to visit Olveston again, once is never enough as there is so much to see in this wonderful home. Thank you for supporting us.
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TravelsWithPhillip wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand360 contributions14 helpful votes
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I was impressed to see many antiques collections and amazing paintings. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and made this tour enjoyable. It was also fascinating to know the history of the home, and stories of the Theomin Family.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Hello there Travels, thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour and learnt so so much about Olveston Historic Home and the Theomin family.
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Traveller wrote a review Feb 2021
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I really enjoyed the knowledge and humour of my guide. She really took an interest in everyone that was on the tour and catered the tour to their needs.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Thank you Surfie, so please you enjoyed your visit to Olveston it was great the guide adapted to the groups needs.
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anthony19482014 wrote a review Jan 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand128 contributions34 helpful votes
One of the highlights of Dunedin, an Edwardian house that it is just as it was over a hundred years ago. The guided tour was excellent.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home
Responded 31 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review Anthony, it has stood the length of time well with the help from the Olveston Team over the 54 years it has been open to the public.
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NoseFrancescovanEerd wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
I am impressed that Olveston is being so beautifully and respectfully maintained and managed. and the guided tour was thoroughly enjoyable. Highlights were the Steinway grand piano that can actually be played (!!!) and also the totally unexpected and stunning massive billiard room on the first floor! How on earth did they get that 2 ton billiard table up there??? Or was the room built around it? Forgot to ask.... but just: Wow! Plus the gorgeous motor car in the stable house, the hothouse, the potage garden, it was all just perfect! Well done Olvestonians, keep up the good work.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from ManagerOlveston, Manager at Olveston Historic Home
Responded 31 Jan 2021
Thank you for your review. Answer to your question, the billiard table was constructed in the room after the house was built. It is such an honor to show guests through Olveston and share this wee gem on Royal Terrace.
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