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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

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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...more
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31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 5052
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A vibrant and entertaining museum full of interactive displays. Find out about the history of Dunedin and Otago at Toitu. Anything but stuffy! Love the exhibition on the suffragettes and what women have done to create more equality. Especially the videos of women such as...More

Thank RBerry163
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Inclement weather sent us to Information for a place to visit. We are glad we visited this building with all its history and interactive displays. The replica ships bunks area was reality to the hardships experienced by ship passengers and crew. History was in every...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a perfect place to take the kids when it’s cold and Rainey. It’s free, it’s got some great exhibits and it has a cafe, what more could you want.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic museum with many interactive exhibits covering the history of the local area. With over 100,000 exhibits there is something for everyone. Entry is FREE. Would definitely recommend for visitors with children

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could have spent so much more time here but were on a schedule to meet our tour bus. Interesting artifacts of everyday life set up so you can see progression thru the different eras. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

l only had a few hours in Dunedin and stumbled into the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum which is very close to the Dunedin Railway Station. The Museum is a fantastic source of historical, heritage and memorabilia from indigenous, early settlement through to today. The information...More

Thank Cathy Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum of local history which everyone would enjoy.Covers goldrush era of 19th century and comprehensive coverage of early Maori settlement plus local involvement in Boar and World Wars.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of a few museum's within Dunedin. Modern, interactive and free! Spent a good few hours here while it was raining, and it was worth it regardless of the NZ weather!

Thank infinitewanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Otago Settlers Museum Sharp museum all on one floor. Free. Introduces visitors to the people who came to Dundedin, along with the effect on the Maori indigenous population. Many sections in both English and Maori language. One room is a portrait gallery of the Scottish,...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Dunedin to visit the great old railway station and ride the trains, you'll find exhibits to your liking just steps away at the Settlers Museum. Pride of place is given to "Josephine," a stunningly restored example of the Fairlie Patent double ended...More

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