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 October 31 to November 06

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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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Clare Smith from New Zealand wrote on 24 October 2020

Great

Great

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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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Marie-Christine from New Zealand wrote on 01 October 2020

Stunning and well worth it!

Was at Lanarch Castle after this visit and appreciated all the more the beauty and care taken with Olveston House. It is truly amazing! Felt like I was as Downton Abbey!! Lovely host Kevin and lots of history. Definitely worth a visit!!

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meganc from New Zealand wrote on 29 September 2020

New Zealand travels

Great tour an iconic New Zealand experience.

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