Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Built in 1904 for wealthy businessman and collector Mr. David Theomin, Olveston historic home is a treasure trove of fine art and artefacts purchased from all over the world.

Highlights

  • Designed by acclaimed English architect Sir Ernest George
  • Furnished with fine art, furniture and artefacts purchased from all around the world
  • 35 rooms to explore with a galleried atrium and ballroom
  • Olveston is an authentic and original historic home depicting the life of a wealthy merchant family in the early part of the twentieth century.

The house and its contents were gifted to the City of Dunedin following the death of Mr Theomin’s daughter and the home was opened for the public to enjoy in 1966.

This fascinating guided tour of Olveston will depict for you the lives of an upper class family in the early twentieth century.

Come and see for yourself the grace and grandeur of Olveston – An iconic Dunedin building and unique heritage experience in New Zealand.

Location: Royal Terrace, Dunedin

Adult $24.00
Child $13.00

What's included

  • Be led by trained tour guides who have answers to all your questions
  • Visitor parking permit if required
  • The gardens and gift shop at Olveston are open to the public free of charge

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Infants aged 0-5 free.

    Child price applies to ages 6-16.

Available Bookings from November 25 to December 01

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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CRAIG OSCROFT from New Zealand wrote on 17 November 2020

wonderful historic house

Our tour round Olveston House was probably the highlight of our 3 days in Dunedin. The house and grounds are lovingly maintained and we got a real glimpse of what life was like at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. The house felt lived in and our tour guide's knowledge was impressive and interesting. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Dunedin.

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Jazmin from United Kingdom wrote on 09 November 2020

Beautiful home

Beautiful home and guide was so very lovely and knowledge. Thank you - it made me somewhat nostalgic if home - me being English! Xxx

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Hi Jazmin We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Olveston and that it brought back memories of home for you. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens

Clare Smith from New Zealand wrote on 24 October 2020

Great

Great

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Hi Clare Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens

Caitlin Kilpin from New Zealand wrote on 20 October 2020

A Step Back in Time

A very eclectic and well preserved collection of antiques and rarities. Definitely worth a visit!

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Geraldine Milne from New Zealand wrote on 18 October 2020

Beautifully presented Home

Knowledgeable guide who was happy to take any questions. Beautifully presented home full of numerous amazing pieces. The delightful garden an added bonus. Only slight negative; I would have liked a little more time to wander through the rooms.

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Hi Geraldine So pleased that you had a great experience on your tour of Olveston. Perhaps, if you are ever back, you can arrange an extended 2 hour tour and spend more time in the house. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens.

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