Toitu Otago Settlers Museum Dunedin

Free experience
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum Dunedin

What you can expect

Dunedin in the South Island is brimming with a rich history of both European and Maori alike, and the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum brings that history to life through a range of excellent and entertaining exhibits and displays. Visitors to this top cultural attraction can learn about the lives of the indigenous Māori, early Chinese settlers and various other anthropologic groups from history, as well as stories of more recent settlers and locals. Since 1908, the museum has been servicing the community with a range of innovative and interactive exhibits showcasing art, fashion, transport and more. It's a well-curated museum, with all of its exhibits wonderfully presented, and sits in an impressive, ultra-modern building that belies the depth of historical artefacts contained within. For those looking to take a break and enjoy a refreshment, the museum is also home to a top little café serving a range of food and drink, as well as a shop selling museum merchandise. The museum is open on a daily basis from 10am until 5pm and offers free entry.


What you need to know

  • Easily accessible in central Dunedin
  • High quality souvenir shop and cafe within
  • Open 10:00am to 5:00pm daily
Impressively unique architectural design
Comprehensive mix of Maori & European exhibits
Excellent attraction entirely free of charge
Highly interactive museum ideal for those with kids
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