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Popular Pixie Town Opening Soon

Christmas arrives at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum when Pixie Town opens on Saturday, 6 December. More »

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 »

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Bowen Cup 1872.

The Lady Bowen Cup
This stunning silverware was made by Dunedin firm, George Young, to mark the inauguration of the railway system in New Zealand. It was presented to the Governor Sir George Bowen in 1872 then disappeared. It resurfaced in London in a battered state and was purchased by the Otago Settlers Association. Beautifully restored by the original firm, the cup was put on display in 1983.

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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Visit Santa
13 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 2014
Come and visit Santa who will be in the Josephine Foyer. Santa will be in attendance on the following dates: December 13th, 14th ,18th ,19th ,20th ,21st ,22nd ,23rd ,24th 10am –... More »

WW100 Toitū Commemorative Poppies
14 Jan 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
Similar to the 5000 Poppies NZ project, Toitū and the Settlers Association invites your participation in creating a poppy wall at the museum. Knitting, crotchet patterns and wool will be available, so... More »