Encounter rare objects and special exhibitions as we share the cultural and natural stories of Otago, New Zealand and the world.
Seven galleries are yours to explore, allowing you to discover extraordinary treasures and inspirational exhibits. Enjoy the special stories of Southern New Zealand woven through Tangata Whenua and Southern Land, Southern People.
Meet Otago's special wildlife in the Nature Galleries and discover Otago's proud shipping past in the Maritime Gallery. In People of the World and Pacific Cultures, unearth cultural treasures and everyday items, which together tell the stories of people and cultures from around the globe.
The Victorian-inspired Animal Attic is a 'Museum within the Museum', featuring nearly 3,000 historical specimens. Discovery World Tropical Forest is the perfect choice for a day of family fun. Enjoy a spectacular live butterfly experience in the Tropical Forest and switch on to science in our interactive Discovery World.
Enhance your experience with a tour through the Museum to get a true insight into the treasures within! To book your tour, or to see what our Museum has to offer, please visit our website today.
The Museum Cafe is open daily from 9am to 5pm
The Museum Shop is open daily from 9am to 5pm
What makes us different?
Take a break during your Museum visit, and have a leisurely lunch or catch up over a coffee at the Museum Cafe. Don't forget to pop into The Museum Shop and explore our great range of gifts and souvenirs, as well as purchase tickets and memberships, before or after your visit!
Awesome museum, Enjoyed visiting nature galleries and discovering its great shipping past in the Maritime gallery.Really great choice For a day of family fun. Cafe and shop are a big bonus to visit museum. Thanks