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“Unexpected surprise”
Review of Otago Museum

Otago Museum
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Otago Museum Stories of the South Guided Tour
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Ranked #3 of 110 things to do in Dunedin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise”
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Some really excellent displays in this museum. I also really like the communal spaces and the building's design. I enjoyed it here more than some of the bigger museums I have visited. I would be really happy if this were my local.

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 21 March 2017
Thanks for your review. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum :)
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Invercargill
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“colourful dramatic imaginative!”
Reviewed 17 March 2017

top floor is geology and biology my favs.. first floor is butterfly house where you can enjoy an exotic animal briefly landing on your collar, or scream and run, or try to kill.. both of the latter I saw from a crowd of schoolkids.. needless to say a girl and a boy in that order! It's three storeys high, warm, humid, pretty magical. THEN there is the Planetarium.. four different shows, you lie back in great comfort.. my show was in 3D ..aimed at early teens.. but good info for all.

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 21 March 2017
Thanks for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon :)
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Butterflies ”
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I spent a rainy afternoon in Dunedin in the Butterfly room in the Museum. Cold outside very warm in their home. These beautiful insects just fluttering past you in their domain. The lovely orchids in the room were worth seeing and the lovely little birds scurrying about. A must if you have children

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 16 March 2017
Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Tropical Forest on a cold Dunedin day!
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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So very interesting”
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have returned several times during our vacation in Otago. Such an interesting place and so much to see. Great gift shop and restaurant etc etc.
Definitely recommend this visit for all age groups.

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 16 March 2017
Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon :)
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Great museum, even if you dont visit the special exhibitions”
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited only the free rooms. And it is very informative, very interesting. We visited many museums in NZ, both North and South Island, and we can see in Otago Museum new things, other explications about Maori. Also the rooms about the Polyneiean, Melanesian and Micronesian peoples are very good. The 2nd and 3th floor with information about geology, wildlife, and other, are well worth a visit.
Only 10 minutes walking, or 15' slentering from the octogon

Visited March 2017
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OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this review, 14 March 2017
Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Otago Museum.
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