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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)
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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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Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a chilly day in Dunedin it is a great place to visitl The Maori sections is well done and the docent on duty was knowledgeable, helpful and pulled some treats from the storeroom for us to look at (with gloves on of course!)

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

Thanks you for your review! We're very proud of our gallery communicators here :) Tāngata Whenua was designed with the help and guidance of representatives of Kāi Tahu, the local iwi.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

And outstanding place to go both from a knowledge point of view and relaxation/food The exhibitions are world-class and cater for family groups particularly young children Try the toasted cheese rolls in the cafe. A surprise in store

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

Cheers for the review! Glad you enjoyed our cheese rolls, and the rest of the museum

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Great free museum to while away the morning in bad weather. Well worth a visit. Planetarium was great. Ticket charge applies. The interactive photo collages are entertaining as is the interactive science gallery. Great fun for adults and children! Good cafe , toilets and gift...More

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

It's nice and dry in here, thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Suits little kids and adults - many different exhibitions with hands on science activities, a butterfly room and old collections of rare animals and beetles.

Thank Rebecca2001
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for the review, it sounds like you enjoyed Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My siblings and I visited The Otago Museum in February on a Sunday morning. We were up from Palmerston North for a concert the night before, and I wanted to visit this place before we had to fly back home. I had been told about...More

Thank Robyn_256
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you had such a good time!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had been to Wellington and Aukland so I guess this would need to be amazing to compete so maybe I’m being unfair. The section on Southern Islanders was our interest and we were a little disappointed as it didn’t really tell us much we...More

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

Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable visit, gift shop not onerous, cafe good, Wi-fi, modern building with lots of space and helpful friendly staff, they certainly didn’t mind us playing with the ships bells!!!

Thank Tekyinblack
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks for the review! The bells in the Maritime gallery get a lot of attention around here :)

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Kids enjoyed themselves so much it was the topic of conversation for hours after. Great staff and beautiful scenery

Thank Jeffory C
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Great news for us to hear! Thanks for the review :)

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

From drifting continents, to flightless birds, to the coming of man (Maroris) and their animals, and the second coming of man (Europeans) and their animals, explains how the North and South Islands evolved. In addition, see the other special exhibits. If a guided tour is...More

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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks for the review. We're especially glad you enjoyed the Tangata Whenua gallery about the Maori people of this area and the Southern Land Southern People gallery

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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 20 March 2018

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

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