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Otago Museum

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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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"butterfly house"
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"discovery world"
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"animal attic"
in 42 reviews
"tropical forest"
in 35 reviews
"natural history"
in 28 reviews
"butterfly area"
in 17 reviews
"butterfly room"
in 16 reviews
"pacific cultures"
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"stuffed animals"
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"butterfly display"
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"all ages"
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"te papa"
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"rainy day"
in 32 reviews
"great exhibits"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit to the Otago Museum at Dunedin. As with our first visit, this was again part of a Celebrity Solstice cruise ship shore excursion. We had a 45 minute guided tour of the Museum, which gave us an overview of the...More

Thank pandd1946
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free admission to some of the sections, and very affordable admission fee to the planetarium and the Science Centre. Interesting exhibits, incredible building, great gift shop. Time wasn't long enough to enjoy it all. We would go back anytime.

Thank Maggie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little museum that is free to visit. Nice cafe and large gift shop. Excellent exhibits including one on Sir Edmund Hillary.

Thank David T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been before years go and after going to the San Fran butterfly exhibition thought we had better come back since we were here. Nice surprise was the science museum which had every kids dream of interactive science. When there were no children I...More

Thank Cynthia N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A repeat visit, I always stop by when I'm in town. One of my fave museums in NZ. I especially love animal attic, the pottery gallery, the photography competition gallery & the NZ wildlife gallery. Plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Thank NZRobin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally worth a visit. I came here a second time! Nice place to learn more about the different cultures in the Pacific. Keep aside a good 2 hours.

Thank Sanjal S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very extensive museum, occupying many buildings including a lovely old art deco former Dunedin transport building. For me the stand-out exhibits were the early home macinery - televsions, microwaves, stoves, radios, and all manner of early technology. The transport section with an...More

Thank O7408YWjeremyl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole museum consists of about 7-8 areas to visit. Science area- with lots of fun activities, butterfly area within. NZ history area - big waka , weapons, pounamu, carvings and just basic history, Cultural antiques area- different cultures and antiques; eg: Chinese Ming stuffs...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the tropical forest and planetarium! The other exhibits were well displayed too. Would rate this as one of NZ’s best museums!

Thank Patatas7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tūhura for the first time this week. Absolutely fantastic - loved the Infinity room and I even went on the slide. The wristband means that you are able to come and go as you please all day and it also included the butterfly house....More

Thank Mary_Gstar
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