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The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery
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The best private museum in NZ

This museum is simply mind-blowing! I first visited it in its early days when the owner had just... read more

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Wonderful and weird

What a Dunedin treasure. You must go here if you're going to Dunedin, then when people say 'did you... read more

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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

Such an amazing collection of curiosities, will definitely return to spend more time. Younger kids (< 5) might struggle but otherwise something for everyone.

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Amazing collection of intriguing items, very profesionally presented. Give yourself at least an hour to take it in. We took about 2 hours, 15 minutes of that just in the hallway. The articles beside an item are often astonishing in themselves. Make sure to read the long ones to the end.
The curator (Bruce Mahalski) also has some of his very impressive bone art on display.

Date of experience: September 2022
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brucemX4356DH, Manager at The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Thank you very much!!!!

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Reviewed 29 August 2022

A fascinating collection of oddities and artworks curated by a fascinating, odd and artistic individual. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2022
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brucemX4356DH, Manager at The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

An astonishingly eclectic and cleverly presented collection, of natural history specimens contrasted with artifacts of human weirdness. Equal parts museum and art installation, and equally enjoyable as either a museum or a wry but disarmingly sincere commentary on the bizarre species that makes, among other things, museums.
As a reluctant member of said species, I've loved museums since I was small, and I can safely say that I've never seen another like this. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: August 2022
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brucemX4356DH, Manager at The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

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Reviewed 12 August 2022

Hands down one of the best collections I’ve ever seen.
Absolutely amazing.
Bones and artifices all over the world, with great write ups about each piece.
Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2022
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brucemX4356DH, Manager at The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

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