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Otago Museum

419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly house” (92 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
“animal attic” (43 reviews)
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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"
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"butterfly area"
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"natural history"
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"butterfly room"
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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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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The building houses both a museum and science center. The museum is free while there is a charge for the science center. I visited just the museum to see the Maori artifacts due to limited time. This display was excellent with little duplication from Maori...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Spending a morning we visited this Museum and what a lovely surprise. The history of the are really bought to life through some wonderful interactive displays and artefacts.

Thank Brian080518
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

A morning well spent! Thanks for the review

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Was really looking forward to going here, but overpriced tickets made us walk out without seeing anything!

Thank elworthy21
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi thanks for your review! I've passed your comments on to management. If you do return, our 7 permanent galleries are free and will remain free for the foreseeable future

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I went to the new Tuhura science centre at the Otago Museum and it was my second time in the science centre with my family and thoroughly enjoyed it so would give it a 10/10

Thank Connor M
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Cheers mate! We're so glad you enjoyed it :)

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Otag Musum's collections of Pacific people are fantastic! There are many beautiful and interesting items of vessels, tools and art crafts. Its souvenir shop offers very good prices for some gifts.

Thank tohmj
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed the Pacific Cultures gallery!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

As museums go, this is a great one. There is something for everyone here - kids love the scientific experiments, adults love the collections and history and heck, everyone loves the butterfly house! Great spot to take the family to either expand your knowledge, or...More

Thank PaulieAbb
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for the review! We strive to encourage life-long learning here at Otago Museum

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Dunedin is easy to miss off the schedule, but this museum and Otaku Settlers are worth the detour, and stay at Hunter Moon BNB. Fabulous carvings and Maori displays. Just parking a bit tricky, worse for us as downpour rain.

Thank juliebarrett1964
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for the kind review! Parking has been quite an issue recently especially with council roadworks, hopefully we see positive changes :)

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went here by accident when we were caught in a rainstorm. Well worth a visit. All laid out clearly and mostly free.

Thank freddielola
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

What a happy accident! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The Otago Museum is a great place to go on a rainy day. There are some incredible pieces in the collection, the maritime area is a favourite of mine.

Thank Glenda R
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

The maritime gallery is great fun! Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Located near the University of Otago, this museum is a veritable font of interesting and one of a kind items. From a special collection of Sir Edmund Hillary's personal effects related to his mountain climbing conquests to Maori cultural objects to clay tablets from Mesopotamia...More

Thank J M
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for the review! Quite high praise! We're glad you had such a good visit :)

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