Otago Museum galleries
Find out what makes this Museum world-class! Navigate through our galleries discovering little-known wonders of early New Zealand culture and heritage.
In Tāngata Whenua gallery, catch a glimpse of daily life in an early Southern Māori coastal village, alongside an array of taoka (treasures) from a 17 m waka taua (war canoe) to exquisitely crafted pounamu (greenstone).
Journey through Oceania to see a suit of armour worn by a Kiribati warrior or red feather currency from Santa Cruz. Step back in time to the Victorian-style Animal Attic to explore this fascinating cabinet of curiosities.
Discover the skeletons in our cupboard! Marvel at New Zealand’s largest fossil, the 7 m long Shag Point plesiosaur, or the most comprehensive collection of articulated moa skeletons in the world. Amongst the thousands of exotic items and time-worn artefacts from ancient civilisations, see a 2,500-year-old Mummy from Thebes and learn how her face was reconstructed using CT scanning technology.
Join us to see these riches and hear their stories.
11am and 2pm, daily, $15 per person
Duration: 45 minutes
Book now online or at the Otago Museum Info Desk