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New Director Appointed to Toitū OSM

The DCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Evans as the new Director of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum More »

Remembering Dunedin’s Great War

Almost a century after World War 1 began, its impact here and overseas is the theme of a Toitū Otago Settlers Museum exhibition. More »

Traditional Wharerau Being Built

A traditional wharerau is under construction at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. More »

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Waikouaiti Whale Fishery Company whaleboat 'Maori Girl;.

Maori Girl
This whaleboat was built in 1871 for Tame Parata and Parahu Tira, probably at Port Chalmers, for their Waikouaiti Whale Fishery Company. The company was a co-operative venture by local Maori. By 1873 it had five boats operating, including Maori Girl and another called Maori Boy.

Encounter history at the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.

Learn about the people whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion, and transport shaped New Zealand’s First Great City.

Opening hours

10am - 4pm, April - September
10am - 5pm, October - March
Thursdays until 8pm

Open daily except Christmas Day
Charges may apply to special exhibitions

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Walk Dunedin - Guided Tour every day

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Rubber Band Craft Afternoon
10 Oct 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bring along your rubber band loom and use our piles of bands to create your own bracelets and charms - swap ideas and design a new creation. At the same time find... More »

Dunedin’s Great War 1914-1918
1st Aug 2014 - 3rd May 2015
One hundred years ago Dunedin went to war. Thousands of citizens fought and died at Gallipoli, in Palestine, France and Belgium.Dunedin’s Great War remembers their sacrifice and honours their memory. Join us... More »