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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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Maryhill Tram 106.

No Hill Too Steep
Dunedin’s cable car system was founded by George Duncan who later moved to Australia where he also pioneered Melbourne’s cable car network. No. 106, built in 1906, became a familiar sight on the Maryhill Extension, thought to be the steepest cable car route in the world.

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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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 »

Mokihi Building
25 Sep 2014 10:00am - 27 Sep 2014 4:00pm
Mōkihi are river and lake crafts made from buoyant material, such as raupō (Typha orientalis) that grows abundantly in wetlands. They sometimes constructed with both raupo and korari or the dried flower... More »