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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went with our 5 and 10 years old kids, they have an eye spy activity for the kids, which can encourage them to look at all the item in the museum, and it is so fun to do. It took us around an hour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amykyle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth visiting. The Punamu exhibit is interesting and you have to visit the Paua Shell House. Some much inforamtion and history. I met a dad with two children that were doing a treasure hunt for items, the map/list had been given out by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kath K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a modern, amazing museum with a great structured series of displays and information about the original inhabitants through to more recent times and is well worth a visit. Spacious and family friendly set up.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 466barryn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband hadn't been here for a long time and when we had friends come and stay I suggested Toitu as the perfect place for a rainy day. We all enjoyed the walk around and had a laugh at so many exhibits that we grew...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gay W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a must do on a trip to Dunedin. Laid out on a timeline it explains Dunedin/Otago history in graphic and easily explained term. Technology used to it's best effect. Well done all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wilma E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum is easily navigated and has the story of Dunedin told in a way which would be very good for all ages. The exhibits are excellent. I particularly like the room where you can trace servicemen in your family. Superb.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 82MarkT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nicely done museum about the recent history of Dunedin -by recent i mean since it’s creation which is not so long ago.- It is well worth 2-3 hours if you visit Dunedin. Also, very family friendly with plenty of things to touch and play...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alexcastellarnau
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good couple of hours in this outstanding museum. My teenage kids and I learnt so much about the area and New Zealand history and culture. The highlight was the room with all the portraits of the settlers with the interactive history at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cathy r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Nice museum giving a good and lively overview of early settlers in and around Dunedin and how they interacted with local Maoris.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 88andrev
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see museum and my wife and I really enjoyed it. Inside is like a Tardis and it is amazing how much has been put into a small area. The Settlers Gallery is fascinating and I picked up a lead for my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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