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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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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

An Egyptian mummy, with arthritis, detected through modern technology, the bonus of discovering a Minton umbrella stand (Minton collector), informative display explaining the earthquakes. Worth a visit. Good cafe too!

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Otago Museum is a great place to take the family. The main area of the Museum is free to enter, and there are exhibits covering local history and native wildlife. The antiquities and decorative arts section was very comprehensive, although the presentation behind glass a...More

Thank Kiwiana13
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

So much to see and plenty of hands-on stuff for the children. Probably a place to visit a few times as otherwise it can be a bit overwhelming. Don't miss it though

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Had a brief visit a couple of years ago and loved it so made this the first top on our visit to Dunedin this time. They have a fantastic antiquities section - we were fortunate in being there at the same time as a group...More

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

This is a neat and tidy museum with a "Butterfly Zoo" where they release a new batch every day, we understand, filled with tropical plantings, small streams and pools with turtles and fish, a waterfall, butterflies that will perch on your hands or clothing, small...More

Thank Libtyfi
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Well laid out, and free to wander around. some interesting exhibits to brouse around. very clean toilets, and nice gift shop and cafe with in the museum, which sells all the usuall bits n bobs.

Thank cannygirl
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

NZ does great museums and this is one of the best. Spent a very enjoyable time looking and reading and remembering, even though we are Aussies, there were many things from our past too. Well done, Dunedin.

Thank Margaret E
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Excellent museum! Informative, friendly guides. Very clean, well organized, modern. Definitely the place to go to learn about Dunedin in particular and New Zealand as a whole - cultural, sociological, maritime, science, past and present, this museum has it all.

Thank lexmiller
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Otago Museum is excellent – a combination of a new, activity based experience, and the old classic museum, complete with a massive display of model boats and Victorian stuffed animals. Also has a very nice cafe.

Thank GrayFH
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is a small but first class museum with excellent exhibits concerning early settlers and native peoples. There was also a very interesting exhibit concerning the 2010/2011 earthquakes in Christchurch. There is a nice cafe on the ground floor that is perfect for tea and...More

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