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Arts & Museums
Established in 1868, the Otago Museum is a grandiose knowledge center that houses a plethora of exhibits pertaining to natural history. The museum houses several smaller galleries within its premises where it displays its impressive collection. The museum is a treasure house of artifacts, relics and exhibits that acquaint visitors with the natural history and ethnography of various parts of the world. It has a special section of exhibits that delve into Maori history and culture. Check website for details.
Functioning in a small apartment, the Lanyop Gallery is owned and operated by Larry Matthews in Dunedin. Extremely different from your run-off-the-mill art galleries, this one doesn't put up flashy signs anywhere and is therefore, almost entirely located with the help of the locals. This might be owing to the fact that it is still functioning illegally. It mainly features works of unknown artists from all over the country which ranges from interesting to downright weird. Given the outlandish ambiance, the vibe and its notorious illegal status, the Lanyop Gallery provides an experience paralleled by no other.
A landmark art destination in New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery has attracted art lovers from all around the globe. The gallery features the best art works from the past and the present time exhibited in a constructive pattern. A large number of inventive exhibitions can be expected here most of the times. Also hosted regularly are lectures, film screenings and art workshops. The gallery has spaces which can be rented for wide-ranging events. Check website for further details.
The Otago Settlers Museum present itself as an elaborate knowledge house with information of all there is to know about the history of settlers of Otago. It was established in the year 1898 to commemorate 50 years of Scottish establishment and through its collections, takes you to a social, cultural and spiritual journey from 1845 to its the current descendants. The Kai Tahu display of photographs and documents tells you about the first settler's of Otago, known as the Maori and the varied changes in the Kai Tahu way of living. The Chinese influence in the region is depicted through photographs and artifacts from the gold mines along with various stories about their life. Open throughout the year, the museum is a perfect place to know about the history of the diverse region of Otago. Check website to know more.