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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  • October 12, 2017
    Wonderful example of yesteryear. Well worth a visit. Guided tours of the house but you are free to wander around the gardens  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    The last remaining survivor of this family donated this house and all its possessions to Dunedin. A glorious place to spend some time and marvel at what was collected by the family over the years. Wel...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    This house was very big and it also described the richness of a man the house lasted for a long time but there are some GREAT things in the house like Japanese weapons and priceless cutlery set out on...  more »
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  • August 25, 2017
    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.
  • August 6, 2017
    Stunning house!! So well preserved so much love have to into this house. Well worth the visit
  • September 4, 2017
    Well worth an hour of your time! Some very unique Dunedin history
  • September 17, 2017
    Great tour today guided by Jenny, modern, relevant and interesting. Highly recommended
  • September 20, 2017
    The group I was with loved it. Older group !

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