Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and its collection

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, originally known as the Otago Early Settlers' Museum, is a regional museum located in Dunedin, Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. The museum focuses on the history of settlement and transportation in the region, providing a comprehensive look into the past of this unique area.

Historical Coverage of the Museum

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum provides a comprehensive coverage of the regional history of the old province of Otago. This includes the mapping of the coast by Captain James Cook in the spring of 1770, the first European settlement and exploration of Otago between 1810 and 1850, the gold rush in Otago in 1861 which marked the beginning of Dunedin's heyday, and the challenges faced by the region in the 20th century.

Renovation Project of the Museum

In September 2008, the museum embarked on a four-stage renovation project. This included the creation of a new 3,000 square meter storage area, renovation of the old bus station building and the archive, establishment of an air-conditioned photo archive, new workstations for employees, and a self-service research area. After an investment of 38.5 million NZ$, the museum was reopened in November 2012.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
31 Queens Gardens
9016 Dunedin

Visitor information Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00




Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin

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