Otago Museum

Explore the essence of Otago in one of the world’s best museums! Take a journey through the rich history of this amazing region, then venture to a natural paradise – the Tropical Forest where you’ll meet live butterflies and other tropical creatures!

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No matter the weather, Otago Museum is always the hottest place in town! Experience a lush, living Tropical Forest, where you’ll meet live butterflies and other tropical creatures in their natural paradise. A gardener’s dream, it is all part of the experience of one of the world's best museums.

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Located within walking distance of the city centre, Otago Museum offers an opportunity to explore the rich history of southern New Zealand, through our outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science.

At Dunedin’s most visited attraction, you’ll experience warm southern hospitality as you venture through galleries covering stories from Otago and around the world.

Open daily 10am-5pm. Be sure to visit our cafe and shop!


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Physical address

Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, Dunedin - Coastal Otago, 9016, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Admission charge applies for Discovery World Tropical Forest
Further pricing information:
Entry to the Museum by donation. Guided tours available at a charge. Admission charge applies to Discovery World Tropical Forest

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