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“Wrong picture! This is the Dunedin Railway Station...”

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
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USD 46.80*
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Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour
Ranked #1 of 105 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin and the surrounding area, whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion and transport shaped New Zealand’s first great city.Its fourteen themed galleries feature interactive displays and powerful narratives tracing the human history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.Captivating exhibitions are complemented by an on site shop and café. A well-equipped research centre and archive is available for those interested in genealogy and other aspects of local history.
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wrong picture! This is the Dunedin Railway Station...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

No wonder tourists are confused when they visit - The Settlers Museum is 500m south further along the road & is currently undergoing major renovations. It's going to be bigger & better at the end of 2012!

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North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

If you love local history, you'll love settlers. Nothing high tech, but effectively tell the story about European Settlers to Dunedin.

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North Carolina
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73 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice museum and getting better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

The settlers museum is exactly what it says - an overview of all the early settlers of NZ including Maori, German, Chinese, etc. Items are well presented and explained. Enjoyed the "typical" sailing ship accommodations. Wide variety of historical items. Nicely located within walking distance of the art museum.

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Spain
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A brilliant museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2009

I like museums and have visited hundreds. In my opinion this is a very good museum.
Give it plenty of time -I think you will need it. Well done to everyone involved in it

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