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Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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A great place in any weather but ideal on an inclement day if you have kids to entertain. Lots of interactive stuff to make kids think and the exhibits are extremely well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place in any weather but ideal on an inclement day if you have kids to entertain. Lots of interactive stuff to make kids think and the exhibits are extremely well presented. A great value attraction for at least a half-day visit.

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

School holidays and granddaughters 9 and 5 flew to Dunedin to visit grandma ..The highlight of their visit was the trip to the butterflies and discovery world ..Children happy spending hours at the museum .They also enjoyed the display on climate change and rear way to learn about this issue ..

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here, especially in Discovery World Tropical Forest :) More 

Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

A 'must visit' when in Dunedin. Friendly welcome, nice coffee shop and well laid out exhibits. The tracing of indigenous peoples throughout the South Pacific region was very interesting.

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here, ,especially the Pacific Cultures gallery. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Fantastic museum brimming full of treasures. Maori and Pacific. Activities and free stuff. Animal attic. Butterflies in a modest fee paying hot house of colour. Good for all peoples.Good cafe and shop. Some times free music from grande piano.

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Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Bright and airy and uncrowded. Plenty of time to look at all exhibits. Butterfly garden and children's play area were a real hit with my daughter - just remember to triple check yourself for butterflies on your way out of the area! Lovely collection of eclectic things; Pacific culture, maritime history, Edmund Hillary's possessions, even a massive... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum :) More 

Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This museum does an excellent job of presenting the natural and social history of the Otago region. Very helpful staff are present to answer questions.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Loved the interactive learning and the butterflies were awesome. I never thought I would spend almost 5 hours there. I am already planning to go back for another visit when I have relatives stay with me from the UK. The only thing that let it down was the cafe which was very average

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the Museum, especially the Tropical Forest. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great way to spend a reainy day. Lots to see around the museum itself, well spaced and fun. My kids love siting on the allagator, and going through the rock cave steps. We all love the butterflys and other things in discovery world, The food at the cafe is also great

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The museum has an excellent butterfly collection. Cameras allowed; room heated. The Otago Museum also has an excellent collection of local artifacts.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am lucky enough to be working nearby the museum and stop by very often. The permanent exhibitions are full of interesting facts to discover about New Zealand, the Pacific Islands or you can walk to the temporary exhibition space on the first floor (I've never been disappointed). Also, the Planetarium is a must see/do! The staff is very welcoming... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoy stopping by the Museum regularly! We look forward to seeing you around the galleries again soon :) More 

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