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Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

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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.

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.

Adult $25.00
Child $14.00

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • 42 Royal Terrace
  • Dunedin 9016

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Infants aged 0-5 free.

    Child price applies to ages 6-16.

Available Bookings from 26 Jun to 9 Jul 2024

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

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

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stephaniea2 from New Zealand wrote on 30 December 2021

Fabulous place

Thoroughly enjoyed tour. The hour went by v fast. Guide very knowledgeable and knew about every artwork on the walls. House in immaculate condition down to all the original cutlery, china, silverware etc. Fabulous oak furniture, silk embroideries, oils and watercolours by nz and european artists. Nice gardens and an immaculately restored vintage car too. I didnt realise but you can book for a private high tea in the house if you are in a group of 20+. Very reasonably priced. It would be a fantastic experience.

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Thank you Stephanie for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour. Our guides are very proud of Olveston and thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests. Safe travels.

sw875189 from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2022

Historic

Excellent tour of beautiful historic home

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so glad you enjoyed Olveston Historic Home.

samantham14 from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2022

Olveston house

Stunning house, great history the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I highly recommend.

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Hello Samantham14, thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found your guide informative and friendly. We will pass your kind words on to them. Olveston is one of Dunedin's finest and a home we love to share with visitors. Jan Olveston Manager

raymundnicolasg from Malaysia wrote on 04 September 2023

Surveyor

Very nice place to visit. Staf are all excellent.

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Thank you, Ray. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour.

Chernishov from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2023

Awesome personalised tour

Great guided tour, personal interactive touches were great especially for the kids. Only downside is price for families - there is no family discount ticket as such.

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From Olveston Historic Home - Guided Tour

Thank you for rating and feedback, We have family deal for three child and two adults when booking directly with our office.

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