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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 5052
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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 fourteen themed galleries feature interactive displays and powerful narratives tracing the human history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.Captivating exhibitions are complemented by an on site shop and café. A well-equipped research centre and archive is available for those interested in genealogy and other aspects of local history.
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31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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"interactive displays"
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"modern times"
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"penny farthing"
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"sailing ship"
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"old cars"
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"free entry"
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"new zealand"
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"couple of hours"
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"great displays"
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"all ages"
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"local history"
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"te papa"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"great cafe"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We didn t plan to fo. A highly recommended place to go said an acquaintance! Amazing where everything is gathered! We really enjoyed it! Must do!

Thank Tiarenui K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have no idea how people could find it terrible !!! It has something for everyone :) And it's for free !! It was so good ,we gave a donation :-)

Thank India2012
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Reviewed yesterday

I was not expecting that this Museum would be so good. It was amazing and really interesting. Plenty of interactive displays etc. A great place to take the kids - and no cost other than a donation. What a find.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in February 2018. The Museum is free to enter & provides a full day of activity if you take in everything on show. It is a very varied collection of history from early settlers of Dunedin, through to modern day New Zealand. Includes...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Honestly I thought this was going to suck, but I had a blast. Amazing exhibits, so much history portrayed in such an honest and illuminating way I really enjoyed my time there. The cleanest toilets I have ever used and heaps for the kids too...More

Thank Lsas26
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Looking for knowledge about Otago? It is all here, from the solar system to human life and changes, to the modern reality of life now. Otago Toitu has it there in abundance. Name a topic, and there is sure to be something there to interest...More

Thank RonaMay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside the modern architecture reminiscent of a Waka lie treasures of Dunedin's past - of special significance to me as my Scottish ancestor's photographs are displayed there - a stunning array of European and Maori history telling the stories of Dunedin's early establishment.

Thank Jenny D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum, very educational. I learned a lot about the history of Dunedin and Otago. This museum touches everything from immigration, urban history, city development, technology, and many more.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has to be seen to be believed! The greatest place to learn about the stories of Dunedin and it's people.

Thank BinaryOrbit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I had so much fun recognising and remembering many of the display items. There was even a dress from the 50s that mum made several just like it. Nice cafe with good food, and the added entertainment of watching a mufti cop...More

Thank Lynette O
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