Otago Settlers Museum

Cost, risk in tourist entry fees

Cost, risk in tourist entry fees

Some of Dunedin's top cultural attractions could face a ''significant'' drop in visitor numbers if tourist entry fees are introduced, Dunedin city councillors have been warned.

Josephine star of redeveloped museum's foyer

Josephine star of redeveloped museum's foyer

As the opening of the redeveloped Toitu Otago Settlers Museum draws near, project managers yesterday handed over control of the final stage of the museum's $38.5 million redevelopment.

Ngai Tahu leaders reiterate support for Toitu

Ngai Tahu tangata whenua and runanga have made it clear they do not share the views of a Dunedin-based kaumatua concerning use of the word Toitu.

Aversion over 'Toitu' placing

Aversion over 'Toitu' placing

A maori kaumatua has expressed his aversion to the use of the word "Toitu" either preceding or placed above the main title of the Otago Settlers Museum.

Toitu official after mayor casts vote

Toitu official after mayor casts vote

Comments from Dunedin residents deemed as "ignorant" and "thinly veiled racism" were swept aside yesterday as Mayor Dave Cull used his casting vote to break a councillor deadlock on the addition of a Maori name to the Otago Settlers Museum's title.

Museum tackles 'discomfort' issues

Otago Museum officials are planning several measures, including adding a small conservatory near the ground floor cafe, to keep wind out of the building's foyer.

Loco lost in mist

Loco lost in mist

Condensation is the latest issue plaguing the locomotive display at the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin.

Bezett calls for feedback on museum name

Bezett calls for feedback on museum name

The Dunedin City Council should seek further community feedback before changing the Otago Settlers Museum's name, city councillor John Bezett says.

Decision 'did not ignore public poll'

Decision 'did not ignore public poll'

It would be "unfortunate" if some people thought the recommended new museum title "Toitu: Otago Settlers Museum" had partly bypassed the public consultation process, museum board chairwoman Dr Dorothy Page said yesterday.

Otago Settlers Museum to have 'Toitu' tag

Otago Settlers Museum to have 'Toitu' tag

When the Otago Settlers Museum reopens its doors this year after a $40 million redevelopment, it is likely to be under the new name Toitu: Otago Settlers Museum.

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