Museums & Heritage

Dunedin City offers beautiful historic buildings and houses, it is widely regarded as the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage city in the southern hemisphere.


Dunedin Railway Station

The most photographed building in New Zealand, recently celebrated its centenary. Opened in 1906, the station architect was nicknamed “Gingerbread George” due to the amount of decorative features on the building.


Taieri Gorge Railway

Travel on one of New Zealand most historic railway journeys. A stunning engineering feat, constructed fom 1879 – 1891, the rail line has over a dozen viaducts and 12 tunnels.


Olveston House

Built between 1904 – 1907 for the wealthy merchant David Theomin, in a Jacobean style. The house still has the original furnishings.


Fletcher House

New Zealand’s only fully restored and furnished historic Edwardian villa. Built in 1909 by Sir James Fletcher the villa is located in Broad Bay on the Peninsula.


Otago Museum

Established in the 1860s to publicly exhibit a representative collection of its diverse rocks, the Otago Museum is now home to a variety of exhibitions and includes the Historic animal attic.


Otago Settlers Museum

It is New Zealands oldest and most extensive history museum, telling the story of the early British settlers to this region – established in 1898. Also includes the transport wing.


Otago University

New Zealand’s oldest University, opened in 1871, is home to over 20,000 enrolled students yearly. Architecture ranges from the early Victorian Gothic buildings to the modern mirror faced.


Speights Brewery

Founded in 1876 enjoy a tour of a working brewery, explore its history, culture and indulge in New Zealand’s best beer.