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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 5052
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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 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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31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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"interactive displays"
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"modern times"
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"sailing ship"
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"old cars"
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"free entry"
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"new zealand"
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"early dunedin"
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"couple of hours"
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"great displays"
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"all ages"
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"local history"
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"te papa"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"great cafe"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a good couple of hours browsing and could have spent longer. Something for everyone. Did I say cafe did fab coffee and slice too.

Thank Loulou0833
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s useful to check out this museum’s website, as it combines three older museums. So you have maori history, British(mainly Scottish) settlement, gold, war history, particularly WW2, and a quirky post WW2 gallery which my grandson and I found fascinating.

Thank PsychOMelbourne
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we really enjoyed this museum, I love "Josaphine" in the foyer, and the museum was really interesting, and the research centre was really helpful.

Thank roseyk589
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I think Toitu one of the best museums of this kind I've ever visited. The entry with its commentary and film is awesome. It is well set out and the displays are diverse. Love the interactive displays and the personal stories. A MUST to visit...More

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is wonderful and interactive with some nice exhibits. I loved the old school room they used to have as did my children , Sad that it has been removed, They liked the rideable Penny farthing. The cafe only has a few things for...More

Thank Ali-Henrik
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved visiting and seeing photos of ancestors that arrived in nz by ship. Also to see a glimpse of what it may have been like. Incredible. I like the research centre too. Done really well.

Thank danyell_8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in at friends recommendation. Only had an hour and could have stayed much longer. Really interesting exhibits in a well laid out space. Kids loved all the hands on activities and there were also lots of videos to watch. Highly recommend.

Thank 632jeanettem
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the room of early settler portraits with biographies you could look up on the computers. Quite a varied museum .

Thank HollyDays2014
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

With some time to kill before our flight we decided to go to the Settlers Museum. Entry is free and there is so much to see covering from the early Maori’s right up to modern times, with a well laid out timeline through the museum....More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Fabulous facility, a delight to visit, worth seeing. A nice relaxing wander around Otago history, interesting and factual.

Thank Paula S
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