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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, 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, New Zealand
+64 3-477 5052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of cool things that one didnt know about our history back from when the first boats arrived from the UK. Great way to spend a wet day wondering though...

Thank ctravla
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone. It just went on & on. So much to learn about the different aspects of how Dunedin came to being. Free & interesting.

Thank awesomepaulsome
Reviewed 1 week ago

My main reason for visiting was to see Josephine the steam engine built at my grandfathers place of work in Newton-le-Willows (Vulcan foundry) in Lancashire. She sits with pride of place in the window where she belongs. I have known for over 20 years this...More

Thank NZBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well done and very interesting for the whole family. Lots to see and do, great cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank trebornamron
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is central to many of Dunedin's attractions. It is usually fairly easy to park nearby. The coffee is always great and the food is fresh and tasty.

Thank oldiesDunedin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this overall. Not for me world class but still some interesting exhibits. Liked the transport section the most.

Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it has a mainly Otago focus I would rate it as one of the best museums in New Zealand. Working within defined boundaries is a special experience. As a bit of a museum groupie I would put this as a must do. I...More

Thank fossrein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous, interactive museum with excellent displays in very large interleading rooms. The story of Dunedin and the early settlers is well told with many artifacts on display.

Thank sheepgalore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Dunedin & often visit Toitu with friends, kids & grandkids. It's a great place to visit regardless of the weather - fabulous on those rainy days when "cabin fever" is setting in 😊 Our favourite areas are the Sailing Ship bunk room,...More

Thank SuzyOphelia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful place to visit especially with young children. There is so much to see and the whole place is so spacious! It doesn't seem crowded even with lots of visitors.

Thank Jenny A
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