Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin

Built for a wealthy merchant family, Olveston Historic Home showcases the upscale lifestyle during the country's Edwardian period. Commissioned by early 20th century resident David Theomin, the luxurious house boasts 35 rooms, electrical appliances and other features cutting-edge in their time--plus a rich Jacobean-style exterior decorated with stone and tiles. Inside you'll find an array of opulent furnishings, grand halls, and interior balconies. Join a guided tour, held six times daily, to learn more about the house, its gardens, and its residents. Consider making your reservations ahead of time, as the tours set limits on the number of participants. Plan to see Olveston Historic Home and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dunedin travel itinerary planner .
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  • Well worth a tour to see how a wealthy family lived a century ago. Obviously a gracious but privileged existence. A tribute to the business acumen of the head of the house, and probably also his wife ...  more »
  • Leaves me unable to have time to participate in the tour. (A paid tour time is determined, and a smaller group will take an hour to an hour and a half.) But I'm a wheel around the House and garden and yard alone were attached to the Home Minister has decorated how the master came from. Do not take long so much vacant land (under 30 minutes) Garden, greenhouse, direct used car, free admission. Just got the position on a hill to climb, and climb the length of the bus 15 minutes got off to a pretty steep. Have you ever had a bit of time to halfway remain, and do not even hear for a while, just go down.
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  • The gardens were much smaller than the size of the house would have you believe.We were glad of a toilet stop and were mortified at the cost of a tour! The lady at the desk did her level best to convi...  more »
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  • Olveston House is always a favourite when visiting Dunedin. So much to see and excellent guides. Take the time and enjoy a fantastic slice of history.
  • Stunning house!! So well preserved so much love have to into this house. Well worth the visit
  • Well worth an hour of your time! Some very unique Dunedin history
  • Great tour today guided by Jenny, modern, relevant and interesting. Highly recommended
  • The group I was with loved it. Older group !

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