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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 $23.00
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 August 06 to August 12

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$18.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.00
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

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  • Adult$19.00
  • Child$13.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$11.50
  • Child$13.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$23.00
  • Child$13.00

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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Cheryl from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2020

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I would have liked to see more of the basement to see the structural aspects of the home Otherwise a great tour

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Jessica Waters from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2020

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Stunning place to visit

Beautiful well loved and cared for home! Wonderful place to explore, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend

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Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

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Excellent tour, very informative.

This tour was a real surprise. So much work has been completed on this home to restore it to its original beauty. The home is full of original items whose uses are described on the tour and its fascinating. Its also very welcoming. Everything has a story - the art, the kitchen items, the beautifully laid dining table. The tour could easily be 2 hours long but there is still time to linger and ask questions. Really enjoyed this and so did my teenage daughter.

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Lisa from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

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Excellent tour

Tour was excellent. Very friendly and full of knowledge

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Patrick from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

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Gobsmacking.. must see attraction in Dunedin!

We really didn't know what to expect - WOW were we surprised! This place is a stunning time capsule - Best Dunedin experience hands down!

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