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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 »

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

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//  Did you know?

Navy surplus cannon.

Boom At Noon
Keeping track of time, and keeping in time with everybody else, were real problems in early Dunedin. An answer came with this Navy surplus cannon – a six pounder from the Napoleonic era. Firing the cannon once a week at noon on Saturdays provided a time signal for the town’s inhabitants.

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

//  What's on?

Walk Dunedin - Guided Tour every day

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Toddler Time
13 Sep 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Join our storyteller in discovering a museum full of stories and songs. There will be a chance to play and time for a craft activity. Gold coin donation, limited spaces, bookings required... More »

Staff Pick
16 Sep 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
Staff will share their favourite pieces in the Museum, from the beautiful to the bizarre. This month Jenny Chen will be talking about the Printing Press. More »