Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

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Take a journey through the history of Dunedin, following its progress from the earliest communities to the modern city, at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. The oldest history museum in New Zealand, it houses extensive collections of items that depict everything from the area's Maori culture and history to the inventions of the information era that changed everyday life in the city. The exhibits of arms, uniforms, and other items display the impact that global events such as World War I had on the area. A gallery proudly showcases the works of local artists who helped establish Dunedin as one of New Zealand's main cultural hubs. Admission to the museum is free and guided tours are available once a day at an additional cost. Planning Dunedin trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Popped in at friends recommendation. Only had an hour and could have stayed much longer. Really interesting exhibits in a well laid out space. Kids loved all the hands on activities and there were als...  more »
  • Loved the room of early settler portraits with biographies you could look up on the computers. Quite a varied museum .  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
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  • This museum is absolutely brilliant. I love the idea and how they implemented it. I think even the kids would enjoy their time here. I can only recommend this!
  • Very fun museum, better than you'd expect from a free local history place. It has a good mix of exhibits and doesn't feel overwhelmingly large, but the layout is a bit awkward and the use of space isn't the best; you'll be bumping into people and crowding around the same spaces even if there's only 5 people in the room. Best to avoid busy times if possible.
  • One of the best museums I have been to about one of my favourite cities. Free all year round and great to bring kids. Tonnes to see and a lot of great Dunedin history that is important to the whole of new Zealand. Will definitely come back.
  • The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is the most interesting museum I've visited. They show the history of the settlers with the help of the modern technology on a interesting way. You can spend hours, listening and reading about the history of the shown pieces. It's free but it would be nice to leave a donation there.
  • Fantastic displays, very well laid out. Great Cafe too. Overall a fantastic experience. Thank you.
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