Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Sights

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Otago Museum Review

The Otago Museum demonstrates what galleries and museums were like in Victorian times. In this museum's 1877 building, you can visit the "Animal Attic," a restored, magnificent skylighted gallery. The museum's first curator was a zoologist, and many of the original animals collected from 1868 are still on display. "Southern Land, Southern People" explores the cultural heritage of this region, and other galleries focus on Māori and Pacific Island artifacts, animal and insect specimens, and nautical items, including ship models and a whale skeleton. Want to stay the night? Sleepovers include story-telling, meals, and mystery night-time adventures.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Great King St., Dunedin, 9016 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/474–7474
  • Cost: Free; Discovery World NZ$10; guided tours $12; sleepover $33
  • Hours: Daily 10–5
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  • Location: Dunedin
Updated: 02-24-2014

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