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Otago Museum

419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-474 7474
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly house” (87 reviews)
“discovery world” (45 reviews)
“animal attic” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 3-474 7474
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed themselves so much it was the topic of conversation for hours after. Great staff and beautiful scenery

Thank Jeffory C
Reviewed 1 week ago

From drifting continents, to flightless birds, to the coming of man (Maroris) and their animals, and the second coming of man (Europeans) and their animals, explains how the North and South Islands evolved. In addition, see the other special exhibits. If a guided tour is...More

Thank brwydave02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Museum. Something for everyone to enjoy. Budget friendly for Families. Great location allow at least 2 hours to really enjoy it.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is full of wonderful, interesting things to see and the best part it's free! There are some paid sections, but there is so much in there you would need to spend all day if you love reading facts and information and history.

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Otago Museum is a large museum with a range of different galleries about a mile from the centre of town. It is housed in a modern looking building and has a range of things to do including an excellent science area for kids. Much...More

Thank Malarchy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Otago Museum is a must-see if visiting Dunedin, and an added bonus is that it is free which is a nice change on holidays. They have a handful of exhibits that charge a small fee but there was enough to look at in the...More

Thank Sam K
OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the Animal Attic, one of the oldest galleries we have!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum covering a wide range of subjects from cultural history to astronomy and from paleontology to modern history. Great interpretation a different child friendly.

Thank westwalesfoodie
OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! With over 1.5 million objects in our collection we try to cover as much as possible

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last Sunday during a visit to Dunedin I decided to visit the Otago Museum as I'm a museum buff.I'm delighted I did.The Museum is outstanding.Entry is free,and the staff are polite and friendly.I found the moa section most fascinating,with great array of moa skeletons on...More

Thank andrewknight7
OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for such a detailed review :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 2&5yr olds and all had fun. They loved seeing the animals, dinosaurs and especially science area. We needed more time which surprised me and was above expectations. Only complaint was we paid to get into the dinosaurs but there were no controls...More

Thank Redewie
OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to have exceeded your expectations! Thanks for the review, your comments regarding 'Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters' door controls have been passed on to the exhibition team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The galleries are aweome - LOTS to look at. The kids enjoy the butterfly house and discovery world, which costs but it's worth it. The animal attic at the top is also a gallery the kids love. They also have great exhibitions throughout the year.

Thank teachermum2016
OtagoMuseumTeam, other at Otago Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great review thanks! It sounds like your kids have great taste!

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