Saturday, 29 December 2012

Discovering Otago Museum and Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin (Day 4)

I as well as Yen wanted to make the most of the day; hence we went to visit Otago Settlers Museum and followed by Otago Museum after the tour of Cadbury World.

We’re educated about the past and beauty of Dunedin from the Otago Settlers Museum which is established in 1898. We learned the people by visiting the Smith Gallery that displayed hundreds of image collection of settlers and their descendants.

Image collection at The Smith Gallery

The Transport Gallery is another gallery in the museum that demonstrated the changing in transportation influenced by technology. There’re a range of classic cars, motorbikes and bicycles exhibited in the gallery for visitors to enjoy.
A displayed penny farthing that visitors can ride

A tram service used in the past

There’re also some temporary exhibitions organized in the museum. The one we sightsaw was the Fabulous Frocks II exhibition. We had a chance to view all those bygone women glorious gowns included the wedding gowns, evening and day dresses.

Otago Settlers Museum

Location: 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Tel: (03) 4775052

Opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily except Christmas Day & Good Friday

Admission is free.

Otago Museum is another world class informative museum that we loved to spend time in. A wide range of outstanding collections, excited exhibitions and events inspired the visitors included me and my friend. For instance, we gained the understanding of the prominent world archaeological treasures such as Egytian Mummy and Ancient Greek Pottery in the People of the World Gallery. Besides, we also discovered the Maori culture by exploring the Tangata Whenua Gallery.

There’re many other parts in the museum such as Pacific Culture Galleries, Maritime Gallery and Animal Attic that worth your visit, so don’t miss them!

Otago Museum
Location: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Tel: (03) 474 7474
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm daily except Christmas Day
Admission is free except guided tours and special exhibitions.