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Otago Museum

419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting place with a broad mix of exhibits covering people and animals, fossils, NZ and other cultures. And the incredible Sir Edmund Hillary. It is a relatively small museum (I’m sure staff would disagree) with a lot of exhibits. Some are presented with interesting surrounding...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum gives great insight into natural history. Great section on Otago wildlife and animals of New Zealand. But displays on overall history as well though they were not as unique as the natural history section. Mist of the museum is free but special exhibitions...More

1  Thank Kiwi-1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If only every museum was like this! All of our party, ranging from 7-68 years old, spent 3 hours there and could have stayed longer! Sooooo much to see.

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great renovation - the new science centre is a great asset, not just for Otago Museum but for the city. Great to see family passes are available for a reasonable price. The giant slide was a particular favourite for our 12 and 10...More

Thank SouthernDuo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Otago Museum is the municipal museum around fifteen minutes north of the Octagon on foot. Its exhibit ranges from nature to maritime, ancient to present. Not big but quite comprehensive. Every one can find something of interest here.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big space with plenty of exhibits, you could definitely spend 1-2 hours at Otago Museum. I looked at the four free exhibits - Pacific Cultures, Tangata Whenua, People of the World, and Nature - and was impressed at the extensive amount of material presented.

Thank Jordan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and they must have been trained to communicate with little ones! They are all so good with kids!!! Free entrance into the main museum n the animal attic is amazing for kids.

Thank Catheryn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this museum by accident but it was a lucky accident. We paid a bit extra to be able to participate in the science exhibition that was happening and that was worth it as well. Both of us are in our mid twenties and...More

Thank Jessmuchly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently been upgraded and butterfly room etc has been upgraded even though it was awesome before. Lots of things to see and do. Interactive. Great for both adults and children

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today on a rd trip and thought we would pop into the muesem we have always loved this place its special. They had a exhibit on dinosaurs well that was pretty cool. We also went through the science and butterfly place they have...More

Thank jorgmummyrox
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