Speciality Museums in Dunedin

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Speciality Museums in Dunedin

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  • Janette K
    96 contributions
    I have been to a few museums in my time but this one has blown me away. Authentic and appropriate for our times this museum celebrates the resilience of all settlers to this windswept challenging part of the world. The stories of Maori settlement and early Europeans looking for fortunes and freedom are beautifully woven together to embrace true manaakitanga. I loved the ride on the penny farthing bike too! Just saying!
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • KateHSydneyreviews
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    The kind of small, quirky museum that actually surprises you, actually makes you laugh out loud, and you actually never forget! You'll tell people who are visiting Dunedin that they can't miss it - and when they go, they'll text you saying "whoa! thanks for the tip!"

    Bruce's artworks from bones, fossils, skulls and entire skeletons are on display in one room. You'll see a lot of his street arts and posters around town too. The other rooms are crammed full of incredible things from the natural world as well as quirky artefacts you didn't even know you were curious about, and leathery old books with titles such as The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People.

    Kids can take a selfie with antler horns. Teens can get some fun photos for Instagram. Oh and there are tui birds in the garden making some incredible bird song so, all up, a great New Zealand visit!
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Caro D
    Mosgiel, New Zealand26 contributions
    My husband and I visited this little museum today and were given a tour round by Simon and Gavin. There are apparently just three volunteers for this museum and there were just the two of us at the time. They spent more than an hour explaining the science to us, whose knowledge of chemistry was 5th form (Year 11) science course.
    They didn't pretend to know everything but were so patient with our no doubt dumb questions. And all for $5NZ.
    The machines were so huge! And the amount of things that come from a tonne of coal was amazing.
    Written 19 October 2019
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  • Liz H
    Lichfield, UK844 contributions
    I was sceptical what this was going to be like, but went in to keep my husband company.
    However, I found plenty to interest me, if not fascinate me. There were items donated by many famous sportsmen, Richard Hadlee for cricket, for example. There were Olympic uniforms, tennis, rowing, rugby and lots more memorabilia. I thoroughly enjoyed looking and learning about some of New Zealand’s sporting greats.
    Written 27 April 2020
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  • Jeff1903
    King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
    If you are going to the station and the Sporting Hall Of Fame, this is upstairs opposite the museum. It is free entry and there are some surprisingly good pieces on display. It would be a mistake not to spend ten minutes or longer browsing the paintings and shop.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Williamsfamily2014
    Ashburton, New Zealand35 contributions
    Fletcher House is a beautifully restored Edwardian ‘Treasure’. We thoroughly enjoyed our very informative visit, the guided tour gives a personal touch to the houses history, lives of James Fletcher and its various owners. Good to see history being preserved and shared. Elspeth was a super guide!
    Written 20 April 2019
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  • Michelle Dee
    Ashburton, New Zealand175 contributions
    Me, my partner & my mum came here for an exciting educational look into astronomy. I love coming here I've been here a few time we actually tipped extra this time because we appreciate the science behind astronomy. One time I came here earlier in the year & we saw Jupiter moons in straight alignment. We saw the cluster of stars one was red one was blue one was white called the jewel box. Everyone that runs this is extremely knowledgeable. I even meet a physicist that visit & got to quiz him on all my questions about the cosmos, the universe & his theories about the big bang & how long he believes the universe began.

    Love Bill Nye & Neil Degrass Tyson tehe 🤓😄

    Definitely for the family. Make sure you wrap up warm it gets very cold at night. Also if there is two much cloud coverage might not be open so be cautious for this 😊😄
    Written 12 November 2018
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  • _christinelerwin
    Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
    great stuff, friendly informative volunteers, and the forge was awesome, & if your a fan of steam engines this is the place to go. Highly recommend a visit and will defenitely go again
    Written 8 May 2017
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