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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

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An unrivalled tour package! Visit the stunning Larnach Castle, travel the beautiful roads of the Otago Peninsula and join special Monarch Wildlife Cruise. <br><br>Enjoy a 90 minute tour of Larnach Castle and it's beautiful grounds. Hear the scandalous story of early settler William Larnach and his family. Explore the beautifully restored castle, with it's original antique furniture and impressive craftsmanship throughout. Time is allowed for exploring the gardens or a quick snack from the ballroom cafe.<br><br>You'll then continue along the Otago Peninsula and your guide will give an interactive commentary along the way.<br><br>Hop aboard a Wildlife Cruise out through the entrance to the Otago Harbour. Enjoy close viewing of fur seals, royal albatross and other seabirds. Sometimes we spot sea lions, blue penguins &amp; dusky or hectors dolphins.
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Heydon M wrote a review 19 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand46 contributions11 helpful votes
I'm so glad we stopped at the Otago settlers museum when passing through Dunedin. It's so much more than just the history of the early settlers. There's a range of exhibits throughout different time periods. One of the highlights was an excellent feature wall of 20th century computing. David Bain's infamous jersey also made an appearance in the fashion section. A world class spot and worth a generous donation.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ali B wrote a review 18 Jan
Hamilton, New Zealand11 contributions
Best museum I've seen in a long time. Loved the Roll of Honour books with photos of each soldier and details of their service.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Happy travellers wrote a review 17 Jan
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions
What a wonderful museum, so full of fascinating information displayed in a user friendly way. Interesting and comprehensive, with something to interest every age group.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Andrew M wrote a review 7 Jan
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A good collection of memorabilia from NZ’s history. Could have done a much better job at creating a story and then linking the museum to this.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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casacollins26 wrote a review 3 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
We first visited the Settlers Museum in 1996 and have never forgotten the first visit. A second visit in 2020 gave us the chance to discover the whole museum again. The labelling with i-pads is fantastic, since visitors can choose the amount of information they want. The photo wall with Otago buildings then and now is a great way to help visitors understand the city. The Smith Gallery, with photos and info on hundreds of early settlers, is fascinating. A "must see" in Dunedin. It can be enjoyed in 1-2 hours, but allow 3-4 hours if you want to take advantage of all the interactive activities.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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