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Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Great Museum

This is a great place to spend a few hours learning a lot about the area; Maori, history, Sir Edmund Hillary, natural history including geology, flora and fauna. You could easily... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Beijing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great place to spend a few hours learning a lot about the area; Maori, history, Sir Edmund Hillary, natural history including geology, flora and fauna. You could easily spend several hours here.

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're so pleased your enjoyed the galleries here at Otago Museum :) More 

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Three floors of viewing. Well spread out and a good combination of local, regional and all round kiwi history. Great interactive areas for the kids as well as the more traditional "look but don't touch" areas that we are used to. A good place the while away a cold, wet afternoon with the family.

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

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

... not only on a rainy day. From pinned insects to antiquities, Japanese armour to moa eggs – the Otago Museum collection holds more than 1 million items as it is declared. It is free. And it is not boring!!! Lovely arranged and explained. The shop is worth a visit as well - souvenirs and gifts.

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Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great place to bring the family! Lots to do and learn... I brought my 7 year old son and his best friend and we absolutely enjoyed the experience. Not your typical boring museum... We did the treasure hunt, awesome 360 degree planetarium show (a must), discovery world, science show. The kids had lots of fun. I guess that pretty much... More 

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Thanks for you kind review! We're so pleased to hear you and your son had lots of fun here at the Otago Museum :) More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum is not simply New Zealand centric. The gallery dealing with the cultures and island nations of the Sth Pacific was a real eye opener. There is something to keep everyone entertained and you even learn when you utilise the bathroom facilities with interesting fact sheets on every spare wall space. When you need a rest simply retire to... More 

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Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear your enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum, particularly our galleries and the Cafe :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must see, we arrived at opening at 10am and let at 3.30pm. We have kids 9, 6 and 1 and it was fantastic for all of them. We paid for the combo pass which gave is the butterfly area and a planetarium show. The show we did was one that was suitable for under 4 but it... More 

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Thanks for your kind review! We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your day at the Otago Museum :) More 

Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This museum located just north of downtown Dunedin and is surrounded by University of Otago buildings. It is a modern museum with many displays about the history of the area. It has some interactive displays. There are several floors that include sections on native people's and cultures and fauna and flora. A cafe and nice gift shop are on the... More 

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Otago Museum provides a wealth of exhibitions and displays to educate, inform, entertain and enlighten. The permanent displays range from the Egyptian mummy and Greek pottery to the "Southern Lands, Southern People" gallery which incorporates geology, natural history and social history of the Otago region. Animal Attic is a 'blast from the past', a reminder of how museums used to... More 

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Thank you for your great review. We're so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum, particularly our galleries, Discovery World and the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is very big with many different things to see. It's a good combination with the Settler museum. I visited University of Otago, also a very pretty place, and the museum is just nearby

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

There were excellent activities and hands-on experiences for children especially to enjoy. There was also a tropical butterfly area which was fascinating and definitely worth a visit.

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Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here, especially the Tropical Forest! More 

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