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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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"old cars"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Toitu is one of the great museum's in New Zealand. It contains much information on early NZ and the settlers.

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit. The displays are interesting and the staff knowledgeable. It is cenral to the city so easily acessible. a

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit with the out of town kids and range of things to see The tram and vehicles are good as well

Thank Shannon K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I revisited the museum and found it to still be a great place to visit. There are a number of interesting displays and it seemed to have added a few since my last visit. It is free to enter and there is plenty to keep...More

Thank JeffroNZ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn t plan to fo. A highly recommended place to go said an acquaintance! Amazing where everything is gathered! We really enjoyed it! Must do!

Thank Tiarenui K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have no idea how people could find it terrible !!! It has something for everyone :) And it's for free !! It was so good ,we gave a donation :-)

Thank India2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not expecting that this Museum would be so good. It was amazing and really interesting. Plenty of interactive displays etc. A great place to take the kids - and no cost other than a donation. What a find.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in February 2018. The Museum is free to enter & provides a full day of activity if you take in everything on show. It is a very varied collection of history from early settlers of Dunedin, through to modern day New Zealand. Includes...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly I thought this was going to suck, but I had a blast. Amazing exhibits, so much history portrayed in such an honest and illuminating way I really enjoyed my time there. The cleanest toilets I have ever used and heaps for the kids too...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for knowledge about Otago? It is all here, from the solar system to human life and changes, to the modern reality of life now. Otago Toitu has it there in abundance. Name a topic, and there is sure to be something there to interest...More

Thank RonaMay
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