Otago Museum

For 150 years we have been sharing our world-class collection of over 1.5 million objects, telling stories of nature, culture and science. We are home to a range of free galleries and the only bicultural science centre in the world.


Seven free galleries showcase the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. Catch a glimpse of daily life in an early Southern Māori coastal village, see our comprehensive collection of articulated moa skeletons or a suit of armour worn by a Kiribati warrior. Learn about various world currencies from gold, to feathers and coins and step back in time to the Victorian Animal Attic to explore this fascinating cabinet of curiosities.

Tūhura - New Zealand’s biggest science center - is a Dunedin must do. With over 45 hands-on interactives, including a giant DNA-inspired helical slide, and a three-tier Tropical Forest full of exotic butterflies, waterfall of over 5-metres, and a sky bridge - this is the hottest place around.

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Physical address

419 Great King Street, Dunedin Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Further pricing information:
Entry to the Museum by donation. Guided tours available at a charge. Admission charge applies to Dinosaur rEvolution, Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre and Perpetual Guardian Planetarium.
Cancellation policy:
24 hours before.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30km via SH1 (30 minutes) to Dunedin Airport.
Proximity to town:
Located 5 blocks from the Octagon.

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Opening times

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

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