Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin

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Art Museum Landmark
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. To visit Olveston Historic Home on your trip to Dunedin, use our Dunedin family vacation planner.
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  • A little known attraction. So interesting. Great tour. Well worth it. All sorts of interesting facts about the family and Dunedin life.  more »
  • We were the only two on the final tour of the day and our wonderful Tour Guide Jenny was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable as if we were the first tour of the day. She noted I was interested in art an...  more »
  • I hadn't heard of this house or family until researching Things to do in Dunedin on Trip Advisor and I wasn't disappointed. We prebooked a tour and our guide Emma did a great job of sharing the houses...  more »
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  • This was the highlight of all our tours. Really nice atmosphere though the rooms were stuffed with too much objada. We should have left a little more time.
  • This is just the most awesome place to visit. Wonderful historic house, with a very informative guided tour.
  • What a place, looks like it's been frozen in time. I wasn't sure I'd like this not been a huge history buff but I actually enjoyed the tour and learn't some new things about Dunedin I did not know and I've lived here since I was just 6 years old. Well worth it and not expensive at all.
  • A must visit attraction when in Dunedin (and for locals too). Great to see such well preserved architecture, social and artistic heritage. Will be back. Beautifully kept gardens too.
  • Amazing house full of original furnishings etc. Great guided tour.