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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

The doors are open to New Zealand’s newest and most innovative museum experience.

It is all about the people of Dunedin and their stories from the earliest settlers through to those who have recently arrived.

Embark on a journey through the new museum where pioneer thinking meets 21st Century creativity.

Collection Type
History, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 566, Dunedin 9054
Telephone number icon64-3-477 5052
Web address iconhttp://www.toituosm.com
Email address icontoituosm@dcc.govt.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon10am-5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Charges iconFree. 12 dollar archival entry (bookings essential). Some charges for special events.


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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Music Saturdays

Come along and support these awesome musicians. Music for all ages and all genres. 2pm - Cas Saunders - An acoustic singer songwriter bringing emotive and feel good vibes. 2.30pm - Ronnie Stash- sweet southern ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 18-Aug-2018

The Tapestry Project

Members of the Otago Embroiders Guild will be working on panels for the New Zealand: A History in Stitch project. Come and chat with the ladies and see some artistry at work and maybe learn a new stitch or two. Toitū ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 21-Aug-2018, 28-Aug-2018

Toddler Time

Join us for stories, songs and activities at Toitū OSM. This programme is proudly sponsored by the Otago Settlers Association. Toitū OSM – Venue varies depending on what stories are being told. Gold coin, ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 23-Aug-2018

The Bitter End: Otagos’ Soldiers In the Last Year of The War

To complete our WWI talk series, curator Seán Brosnahan traces the experiences of the Otago battalions through 1918. Toitū OSM – Auditorium.

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 25-Aug-2018

The Tapestry Project

Members of the Otago Embroiders Guild will be working on panels for the New Zealand: A History in Stitch project. Come and chat with the ladies and see some artistry at work and maybe learn a new stitch or two. Toitū ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 04-Sep-2018, 11-Sep-2018, 18-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018

Suffrage and Beyond

Amongst others, Barbara Brookes was part of a women’s focus group who worked with the curators to make the Suffrage & Beyond exhibition a reality. Barbara will talk about the exhibition, its content and why these ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 08-Sep-2018

Global Dunedin Series: Working Together

Global Dunedin Series: Working Together: Female Champions of Dunedin’s Pacific Grassroots Communities. Dr. Michelle Schaaf looks at the migration of Pacific families to Dunedin since the 1970s. She focusses on ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 09-Sep-2018

Tuesday Club: Fortune Theatre Costumes

Otago Settlers Association Tuesday Club meets once a month for morning tea and a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is Maryanne Smyth talking about the Fortune Theatre costumes. Toitū OSM - Auditorium OSA Members ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 10-Sep-2018

Toddler Time

Join us for stories, songs and activities at Toitū OSM. This programme is proudly sponsored by the Otago Settlers Association. Toitū OSM – Venue varies depending on what stories are being told. Gold coin, ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 13-Sep-2018, 27-Sep-2018

Music Saturdays

Come along and support these awesome musicians. Music for all ages and all genres. - 2pm - Whaea Soul - Acoustic originals with a soulful twist - 2pm - Bernie’s Boys - Barbershop Quartet - Four in Accord sing a ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 15-Sep-2018

Show and Tell Time: Pop Up Fashion

Be part of a fashion event that’s making NZ history! You are invited to attend a Pop Up Photography Session to have your New Zealand fashion garments recorded for inclusion in the NZ Fashion Museum online ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 19-Sep-2018

Emaki – Film and Artwork Installation

The latest film from Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts is an ancient-contemporary mystical journey. This meditative work brings together Asian and Pacific cultures to explore the concept of mono no aware – ‘the ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 20-Sep-2018, 21-Sep-2018, 22-Sep-2018, 23-Sep-2018, 24-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018 View more sessions

Object.Affection: Dialogues With Ancestors

This talk features a creative collaboration between renowned photographic historian King Tong Ho and members of the local Chinese community. It reflects history through visual image. Toitū OSM – Bullnose

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 22-Sep-2018

OSA Movie Competition School Holiday Activity

Open to students aged 6-12 and 13-17. Bring along your device to make a movie at Toitū OSM and be in to win $200, plus one year’s membership to our Friends of Toitū Association. Full terms and conditions ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 27-Sep-2018, 28-Sep-2018, 29-Sep-2018, 30-Sep-2018, 01-Oct-2018, 02-Oct-2018 View more sessions

1862-64 Theatre Comes to Dunedin

Director and theatre practitioner, Lisa Warrington, will talk about the emergence of theatre in Dunedin as part of New Zealand Theatre Month. Toitu OSM – Research Centre

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 29-Sep-2018

The Land of The Moa by George

As part of the New Zealand Theatre Month we are having a rehearsed reading of a new play by Arthur Meek. It’s called The Land of the Moa By George! and is Arthur’s take on the story behind George Leitch’s staging ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 30-Sep-2018

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