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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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1874 Burton Brothers panorama of Dunedin City.

Dunedin Beginnings
This 1874 Burton Brothers panorama was taken from the spire of the recently completed First Church in Moray Place and looks northwest across the Octagon. You can see the how the city centre developed rapidly in the decade following the gold rushes.

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
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Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2015

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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 »

Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2015
1st Oct 2014 - 25 Jan 2015
The Competition Robbie Burns may be the greatest songwriter in history. He was certainly the outstanding ‘rock star’ of 18th-century Scotland and love for his poems and songs has spread around... More »