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Otago Museum

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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed our visit to the museum. Lots of highlights and a great newer area for the kids (and us big kids !).

Thank russp272
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Russ, thanks for your review - glad the family enjoyed their trip to Tūhura!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an exciting exhibition with curious items that would be unlikely to be in other exhibitions. I will be visiting it again. I am regular visitor to the museum for new and old exhibitions, lectures and functions. Can't rate it highly enough.

Thank JenniferB9390
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Jennifer - we're pretty thrilled with est. 1868, even the staff keep making new discovering objects each time they're in the exhibition!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Dunedin with kids is not complete without a visit to Tuhura at the Otago Museum. You need to pay for entry to this part of the museum but its totally worth it, with heaps of interactive displays and the amazing butterfly rainforest....More

Thank NickyA345
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Nicky - just between us, all the adults on staff love Tūhura too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Otago Museum is a must visit!! Living in Dunedin we are lucky enough to use it regularly and are really impressed by the variety and quality of exhibits they put on. They have lots of fun pop up activities for kids that change regularly...More

Thank elenapiere
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elena, thanks for your review! We try and keep it fresh and interesting for all ages - always something to check out!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Otago Museum is our favourite west weather activity. My 7 and 5 year olds can spend hours in the Tuhura discovery centre, they love the butterflies, and are always keen to explore the other exhibits. The planetarium has some great films as well. We're...More

Thank Emily S
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Emily - check out our annual passes to Tūhura, a great deal if you're a local who's n regularly!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great spot on a rainy or dull day to take the kids (or yourself). Lots of very interesting exhibitions. Children friendly spaces with quirky finds for them e.g. a very long crocodile to sit on and a turtle shell to hide under. The gift...More

Thank LizzyL56
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lizzy, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - great to hear we've got plenty on for you AND the kids!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Dunedin so I have been to the Otago museum what feels like a million times but it's still so good every time. I always feel like I see something new in the old exhibits and then there are the temporary ones...More

Thank Kat S
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for an awesome review Kat - at the moment we're celebrating 150 years of Otago Museum with a special exhibition called est. 1868. We've got all sorts of treasures out on display and defintely worth a millionth trip!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here to see the science display and was not disappointed. It would be wonderful for children of all ages and adults who want to learn more. The displays are well thought out.

Thank Tasilee
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Tasilee - glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Tūhura!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Otago Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary, so it's well established, and while some things are now a bit tired, a lot of work has gone on, and continues, to keep it up to date. A great place for a visitMore

Thank Sparky81
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - we're always trying to up our game here, whether that's in innovative programmes and events, outreach to schools across the country as well as refreshing our core offerings here at the Museum. Always worth...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little museum with some wonderful exhibits. A hands-on interactive science center was fun and enjoyed by all - adult scientists!

Thank Arthur C
OtagoMuseumTeam, Marketing Assistant at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Arthur, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - and glad to hear your enjoyed your trip to Tūhura!

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