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Otago Museum

Te rohe - Location
419 Great King Street, Dunedin

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Daily 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day

Te utu - Admission
Entry to the Museum is free, though donations are gratefully accepted. On rare occasions there may be a charge for special exhibitions, though the Museum endeavours to provide free exhibitions wherever possible. Admission charges apply to the Discovery World Tropical Forest.

Welcome to one of the world’s best Museums!

Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science.

Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you.

Don’t miss Dunedin’s hottest attraction – the Tropical Forest at Discovery World. Enter a lush, living, tropical environment and come face to face with some of nature’s most beautiful butterflies. Hundreds of these enchanting creatures roam free all around you – some even stopping (on you) to say hello!

For a truly uplifting experience, head to an eternal summer at the Otago Museum!

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Pacific cultures

Natural history and sciences

Social history

Taonga Māori


Ngā wāhi -

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    Public programmes

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    Guided tours

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    Membership club

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    Wheelchair access

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    Function space

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  • Other facilities

    The Otago Museums offers a rich and varied community programmes schedule with plenty of tours, gallery talks, films, lectures and visitor activities available for all ages. Extensive research facilities, including the Search Centre are free for public use.

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