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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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Weather records book  of Thomas Burns.

Whatever The Weather
Farm-born in Ayrshire, Thomas Burns loved the land. He also systematically recorded Dunedin's weather from when he arrived in April 1848 including thermometer and barometer readings, prevailing winds and rainfall. These observations form a unique contribution to the meteorological records of New Zealand.

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.

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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 and Talk – Dunedin Goes to War
10 Aug 2014 2:00pm
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 exhibition remembers their sacrifice and honours their memory.... More »

Tuesday Club
12 Aug 2014 10:00am
Tuesday Club meets once a month for morning tea and a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is Tom Brooking who will be giving a talk about World War One entitled So Far... More »