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Treasures of the Otago Museum Guided Tour

For 150 years the Otago Museum has been amassing its world-class collection of more than 1.5 million objects. The Treasures of the Museum tour showcases the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the world’s largest collection of articulated moa skeletons and New Zealand’s biggest fossil, the plesiosaur. Explore the treasures of early Māori and meet an Egyptian Mummy; walk alongside a fin whale skeleton or encounter an eight-member rat king. Discover a wealth of stories and find new inspiration from old wonders.

Duration 45 minutes
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    • Multiple times offered throughout the day
    • Step back in time on a history tour
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Otago Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit: Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

    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 17m 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 7m 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.

  • Departure Point :
    Meet at the Otago Museum Information Desk
    Return Detail :
    Return to same departure location
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Otago Museum

Activity ID: V-41188P2

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