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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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"old cars"
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"modern times"
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"sailing ship"
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"free entry"
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"new zealand"
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"early dunedin"
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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 4 days ago

Loved the room of early settler portraits with biographies you could look up on the computers. Quite a varied museum .

Thank HollyDays2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With some time to kill before our flight we decided to go to the Settlers Museum. Entry is free and there is so much to see covering from the early Maori’s right up to modern times, with a well laid out timeline through the museum....More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous facility, a delight to visit, worth seeing. A nice relaxing wander around Otago history, interesting and factual.

Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy our visits and if we have visitors from out of town we will take them for a visit ... Well run and always very clean

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time here last week with family. Lots to keep us captivated. The touch screen by Josephine showing Otago railway history was a winner with two year old. The embroidery ladies was a great live display.. You could chat while they worked on...More

Thank tradefish203
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this museum was even better than Otago Museum..and i loved that. So so soooo much to see, a trip in time...both settlers but also to my childhood...old appliances, vehicles, computers, and to go inside the sleeping cabin of a ship...way cool. Definitely a...More

Thank Liza L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly and helpful, and they had a concert on Saturday afternoon, which I really enjoyed.

Thank dengmelb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours here which was plenty of time. All on 1 level so easy to navigate through the different areas. Quite a few of the displays are interactive. There are activities for kids - ours chose the one to do with identifying...More

Thank ppppaulau
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place, much bigger than we thought. you need to give yourselves plenty of time if you wish to see everything.

Thank Hazel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with lots of history about Maori and other tribes !!! Different exhibits that talk about early settlers including the Chinese .

Thank Ariella A
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