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Otago Museum

Dunedin''s most visited attraction
Within walking distance from the city centre and most city accommodation.

Begin your journey in Southern New Zealand at Dunedin''s most visited attraction - Otago Museum.  Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you''ll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you.  With a large variety of themed gallaries, including Southern Land, Southern People, Discovery World and the new Tropical Forest with its live butterfly experience.

Discover the hidden treasures of our captivating galleries by taking a guided tour.  One of our experienced guides will offer an insightful introduction into  the richness and vibrancy of our region through the Museum''s world-class collections.

Begin your journey in Southern New Zealand at the outstanding Otago Museum. Discover the treasures and special stories of this amazing region when you visit the new Southern Land, Southern People Gallery.


Nau mai, haere mai
Our Tangata Whenua Gallery awaits you ...
Enrich your understanding of Maori culture and heritage through a collection of precious taoka (treasures). Discover stories of local Kai Tahu iwi.

Discover a region of superlatives and extremes... driest, wettest, coldest, highest windiest, wildest, most remote. Southern Land, Southern People explains the origins of our demanding landscape and environment, how people discovered and explored it, how they utilised its natural resources, and how it''s challenging nature rubbed off on the people in the form of ''southern character''.

Southern Land, Southern People is a true celebration of the southern soul!

Entry to Southern Land, Southern People is covered by your Museum entry donation. GUIDED TOURS ARE AVAILABLE DAILY AT 11:30am and 3.30pm. $10 per person or FREE for Otago residents bringing non-Otago visitors.

Open 7 days 10am - 5pm, Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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Address: 419 Great King Street ,Dunedin
Phone: +64 03 474 7474  
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GPS coordinates: -45.86566,170.510082

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