Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

4.8
Take a journey through the history of Dunedin, following its progress from the earliest communities to the modern city, at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. The oldest history museum in New Zealand, it houses extensive collections of items that depict everything from the area's Maori culture and history to the inventions of the information era that changed everyday life in the city. The exhibits of arms, uniforms, and other items display the impact that global events such as World War I had on the area. A gallery proudly showcases the works of local artists who helped establish Dunedin as one of New Zealand's main cultural hubs. Admission to the museum is free and guided tours are available once a day at an additional cost. Planning Dunedin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Took my Auntie to visit this museum and it is a gem. We started off with a coffee and scone in the café before wandering around. It is a lovely museum which has lots of things we remembered from when....  more »
  • Visited this museum while in Dunedin for a few days. Even though I have visited Dunedin 2 times before this was my first visit here and I found it really interesting. Well laid out exhibits and...  more »
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  • Great job New Zealand! Incredibly we'll thought out facility with many interesting stories and artifacts. This place speaks volumes to the Kiwis respect for their history and culture. Did I mention it was free... Go visit and leave a donation. Excellent work!
  • This place is so inter active. There is a screen with before pic of buildings, you can then drag the present pic over it and see what has been changed or added to the building. It is free to enter but there is a donation box there, well worth while donating. There is this beautiful desk from the BNZ bank. It is stunning in real life. Great place for a wet day....kids have got a play room. But it is friendly and fun and interactive. A must visit for anyone.
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