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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

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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...more
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31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 5052
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All reviews interactive displays modern times penny farthing old cars new zealand free entry early dunedin couple of hours great displays all ages local history few hours on display great cafe rainy day whole family great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing! Was very enjoyable, had a fantastic afternoon wandering around. So many exhibits, loved all of it, good walking shoes are a must

Thank Ariana M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting permanent collection showing settler and Maori history and culture. Nice portrait collection and a worth while technology timeline exhibit. The temporary exhibit is usually well curated. Worth a visit if in town for a few days.

Thank SScheibel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Toitu has such a great range of local histories on display. Entering through the histories of the local Runaka and creation stories through to DUNEDIN icons such as the tiger tea bus. This is a must see when visiting Dunedin

Thank kerricleaver2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this relatively new museum and it really does a good job of telling the settlers story. Particularly enjoy the room crammed with paintings of the settlers.

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are older like me,this is a great place for reminiscing. The displays were so well organised and combined the old with modern technology very well. It was so lovely to see so many children highly involved in various activities.

Thank 689trev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't mean to visit this museum but glad that we did. This was a very interesting museum and was one of the best I have been to in New Zealand. The entrance is free of charge !!

Thank vvnchow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was fascinating in the variety of its contents and quality of explanations as well as for the buildings themselves which are a combination of old and new, the old having been used for several purposes. The display about the earliest settlers and their culture...More

Thank HMN19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really impressed with this Museum showed early NZ and how it was like to come out on the boats in the 1800's worth a visit if you have the time and its free

Thank roseemcd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry, $2 per hour parking alongside, centrally located next to railway station. Great little museum, displays are thoughtfully created with informative panels, some videos, and things you can experience (old house, grass hut to crawl into, bunk beds on a ship). A lot of...More

Thank NZLawProf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum for those interested in the history of this area and migration of different groups here, from Maori to Europeans. A plus is that it is all on one level. Allot at least an hour, two would be better.

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