Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Treasures of the Museum

Paid admission

Otago Museum galleries

Guided Tour

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 metre 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 seven-metre-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 2500-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