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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%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly house” (88 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
“animal attic” (42 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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+64 3-474 7474
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"butterfly house"
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"discovery world"
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"animal attic"
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"tropical forest"
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"natural history"
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"butterfly area"
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"butterfly room"
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"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"
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Great Museum. Something for everyone to enjoy. Budget friendly for Families. Great location allow at least 2 hours to really enjoy it.

Thank Peter M
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the visit

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is full of wonderful, interesting things to see and the best part it's free! There are some paid sections, but there is so much in there you would need to spend all day if you love reading facts and information and history.

Thank Jo P
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! There sure is a lot of information, it might even take you a couple of days :)

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Otago Museum is a large museum with a range of different galleries about a mile from the centre of town. It is housed in a modern looking building and has a range of things to do including an excellent science area for kids. Much...More

Thank Malarchy
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow thanks for such a detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The Otago Museum is a must-see if visiting Dunedin, and an added bonus is that it is free which is a nice change on holidays. They have a handful of exhibits that charge a small fee but there was enough to look at in the...More

Thank Sam K
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the Animal Attic, one of the oldest galleries we have!

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum covering a wide range of subjects from cultural history to astronomy and from paleontology to modern history. Great interpretation a different child friendly.

Thank westwalesfoodie
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thanks for the review! With over 1.5 million objects in our collection we try to cover as much as possible

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Last Sunday during a visit to Dunedin I decided to visit the Otago Museum as I'm a museum buff.I'm delighted I did.The Museum is outstanding.Entry is free,and the staff are polite and friendly.I found the moa section most fascinating,with great array of moa skeletons on...More

Thank andrewknight7
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

We're glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for such a detailed review :)

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went with 2&5yr olds and all had fun. They loved seeing the animals, dinosaurs and especially science area. We needed more time which surprised me and was above expectations. Only complaint was we paid to get into the dinosaurs but there were no controls...More

Thank Redewie
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

We're happy to have exceeded your expectations! Thanks for the review, your comments regarding 'Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters' door controls have been passed on to the exhibition team.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The galleries are aweome - LOTS to look at. The kids enjoy the butterfly house and discovery world, which costs but it's worth it. The animal attic at the top is also a gallery the kids love. They also have great exhibitions throughout the year.

Thank teachermum2016
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Great review thanks! It sounds like your kids have great taste!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

lots of great stuff in here and a great way to spend a few hours...some really ancient stuff, very interesting and its free....small charge for a few exhibits but you can omit them.

Thank Jackie E
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your review! That's right we do have 7 free galleries, we're glad you enjoyed them

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

great vegetarian, gluten and diary free offerings, affordable and offerings for younger children, busy and at times noisy but that just makes it clear that with so much noice its family freindly. play space for kids close to tables. The museum is a bonus.

Thank Stella L
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OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thanks for the review. Both the Café and the Museum itself are quite popular with families, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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