Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago Museum is open in Level 1. We are using NZ Covid Tracer or Rippl for contact tracing, please download, or use our Wi-Fi on arrival.


Otago Museum is an elegant and distinctive venue for an experience your guests will remember 

From cocktails surrounded by the skeletons of gigantic prehistoric birds, to canapés in the light-filled, soaring atriums, with 19 venues Otago Museum has a space for every audience and every occasion. In two historic buildings situated on a tree-lined, grassy reserve, we house a collection of 1.5 million items and open our world-class galleries for sophisticated, catered events. 

Enjoy presentations in our comfortable theatres, where guests can spend breaks in our beautiful galleries. Break down barriers in our science centre where catered evening gatherings come complete with 45 science interactives. Relax with clients in the three-storey Tropical Forest filled with exotic butterflies, or conduct meetings in quiet, light-filled rooms and conservatories overlooking the trees.


Otago Museum has an experienced and professional venues team, where you can expect a polished experience, with all the little details taken care of. We work with Dunedin’s premier caterers, food is freshly made, beautifully presented, handmade, and moreish. In the heart of Dunedin, Otago Museum is more than just a venue; it is an experience. 

For more information, contact our Venues team.