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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
+64 3-477 5052
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum was very well laid out and informative. Some excellent exhibits which have a good overview about the history of New Zealand and at just the right level for a vacation trip in which we wanted to learn to a certain level but not...More

Thank W3Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff here were all very interested, helpful and informative. I loved how this museum focuses on both Maori & European settlers and the thing that really shines through is how well everything is done. My highlights were: - The full size mock up of...More

Thank JohnNZ-UK
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I first starting going around the Museum I was unsure that I was going to enjoy it but it was brilliant quite a few "Oh Wow" was said! Especially enjoyed the vehicles! Probably could have done with another hour or so to take more...More

Thank SP2210
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took our young nephew (3) as he really wanted to go see the the butterflies. When we arrived at the museum they informed us that the butterfly exhibition was closed until December. We went up into the top floor and found it interesting however...More

1  Thank Shigamm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a very special story of a beautiful region portrayed cohesively in a heartfelt way. What we liked most was that this museum told the story of ordinary people showing how extraordinary they were.

Thank Dojii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great exhibition and worth the time to visit. Good selection of snacks at the cafe. Vehicles area excellent

Thank Rodger A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting and modern museum which has many exhibits of historical Otago and many interactive choices.

Thank Hillsider17
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting and informative experience, a great way to spend hours learning about the early history and settlement of the area.

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some museums simply don't get it right, this one does. From the Maori to relatively modern times it follows the passage of time with the exhibits, which are all excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Nickademus64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely set out good display of historical items and you could spend at least a couple of hours here - sadly we went here towards end of long day

Thank David A
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