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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.

Wheelchair accessCafeShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets


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The Berg/Prescott Jazz Duo

Nathan Berg (double bass), and Calder Prescott (piano), perform their version of songs from the Great American Song Book including some Jazz Standards.

Dates: 27-May-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 ...

Dates: 05-Jun-2018, 12-Jun-2018, 19-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018

Community Pōwhiri and The Treaty of Waitangi

Why is the treaty important to new migrants? This significant cultural ritual assists newcomers to our community so they feel integrated into Kiwi culture. Speakers from the Multi-ethnic Council present this interesting ...

Dates: 09-Jun-2018

Gold Mountain Guests: Cantonese Settlers

Dr Kate Bagnall explores the connected histories of Cantonese migrants who settled in New Zealand and southern Australia from the 1850s to the 1880s. In particular she will trace the lives of men who became naturalised ...

Dates: 10-Jun-2018

Tuesday Club

Otago Settlers Association Tuesday Club meets once a month for morning tea and a guest speaker. This month’s speaker is Dorothy Page who will be talking about 'suffrage and before' in Dunedin. Toitū OSM - ...

Dates: 11-Jun-2018

Treaty of Waitangi Drama

A drama consisting of a series of vignettes telling the story of life and conditions leading up to the signing of the Treaty at Ōtākou on 13 June 1840. Toitū OSM – Ara-i-te-uru.

Dates: 12-Jun-2018, 13-Jun-2018, 13-Jun-2018

Piupiu Making Workshop

Join contemporary Māori designer, Amber Bridgman and begin making your very own piupiu. Amber will demonstrate and assist in the creation of a piupiu, providing essential knowledge on the process. This will be 1 of ...

Dates: 14-Jun-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. $5, OSA members ...

Dates: 14-Jun-2018, 28-Jun-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. Plus special guests! Toitū OSM - Josephine Foyer. Donations.

Dates: 16-Jun-2018

Amber Bridgman: Bringing the Past to The Present

Join Dr Jane Malthus for an open discussion with contemporary Māori designer Amber Bridgman, whose Kahuwai aims to create authentic Māori-inspired fashion. Come and discover where Amber’s inspiration comes from ...

Dates: 28-Jun-2018

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