Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin: Hours, Address, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Reviews: 5/5

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin and the surrounding area, whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion and transport shaped New Zealand’s first great city.Its fourteen themed galleries feature interactive displays and powerful narratives tracing the human history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.Captivating exhibitions are complemented by an on site shop and café. A well-equipped research centre and archive is available for those interested in genealogy and other aspects of local history.
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Fforde
Manchester, UK434 contributions
Jan 2022
A brilliant set up of items showcasing Dunedin; social history in reconstructed sailing ship voyages, goldmines quarters, and riding on a “tiger tea” bus.

The acknowledgement of tangata whenua at the start is nicely done. Transportation, music, and technology museum steps it out a level. And the gallery - just brilliant history.

Recommended visit - and the gift shop is great.

The cafe is not up to the standard of the museum.

Wheel chair accessible. Treasure hunts for children.
Written 3 January 2022
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Lyn J
Dunedin, New Zealand56 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
The museum itself is topclass . Clean and suitable all ages .
The cafe very disappointing , the children’s boxes need reviewing . Today apologised for not having goods ready . If they have on display they should be available .
I won’t work eating there again .
Written 28 November 2021
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Travis B
Dunedin, New Zealand50 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Nice place for a quiet meet, all coffee's were burnt, tables weren't cleaned after previous patrons, very disappointed. Wont visit again
Written 27 November 2021
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David Tordoff
Dunedin, New Zealand17 contributions
Oct 2021
Great for introducing children to what the past was like and how Dunedin developed. Usually more interactive but Covid has put a stop to that. Treasure hunt for children to find various toys was really appreciated.
Sadly the cafe was a great disappointment, very poor selection of food available at lunch time in the school holidays.
Written 13 October 2021
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Evie Beattie
4 contributions
Nov 2020
The cafe, all the historic things in there are so amazing! You can basically go back in time and see history!
Written 10 October 2021
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Jane W
Auckland, New Zealand90 contributions
Aug 2021
This was one of the first places we went to in Dunedin. It gave us such an insight into the history of the city. Really interesting exhibitions.
Written 10 August 2021
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Karana190
Brisbane, Australia328 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This is a large museum so leave at least an hour to visit. There is so much to see. Entry is free yet there is nothing skimped on the presentation of the stories. The original railway station is incorporated into one of the rooms. There is a pleasant coffee shop should you want to breakup your visit, a gift shop for classy souvenirs and there is parking outside for $2 an hour. Very impressive!
Written 21 May 2021
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gemido
Nelson, New Zealand422 contributions
Apr 2021
I really enjoyed my visit there. Lots of interesting things many of which took me back to the days of my youth in the 50s and 60s. Some excellent horse drawn vehicles like the Cobb & Co stage coach. Well laid out and not over stuffed with rubbish. Well recommended
Written 19 May 2021
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808cojo
Nelson, New Zealand74 contributions
May 2021
Small yet interesting displays of life pre and post European settlement in the Dunedin area. Lovely building.
Written 8 May 2021
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SarahandKylePaterson
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The best museum we've visited in ages. Great for children. The Smith (photograph) room is excellent.
Written 29 April 2021
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