Extensive use of drama-linked teaching is contributing to the growing popularity of the Otago Settlers Museum's education programme, despite the museum having closed to the public in April.
Otago Settlers Museum
Yellow bell-bottom trousers from the 1970s, and stranger garb, could end up in Otago Settlers Museum collections, after a change in collecting policy is implemented.
A locomotive viewing shed, just south of the Dunedin Railway Station, will be built next year to attract thousands of new visitors to the redeveloped Otago Settlers Museum.
The great bus hunt is over. The Otago Settlers Museum has long been searching for a bus from the late 1930s to accompany the museum's Art Deco NZR bus station when it reopens to the public late next year, after the museum's $35 million redevelopment is completed.
The Otago Settlers Museum narrowly missed having the final stage of its redevelopment reviewed yesterday.
The Otago Settlers Museum will be open after the Anzac Day dawn parade, at Queens Gardens, for visitors to inspect a roll of honour.
Continuing good attendance figures at the Otago Settlers Museum partly reflect the popularity of the museum's pre-Christmas Pixie Town show and the strength of educational activities, organisers say.
A burst boiler pipe spewed thousands of litres of water into the Otago Settlers Museum new collections store yesterday, but a major catastrophe was averted.
The Otago Settlers Museum will be closed to the public for up to 18 months, following a decision by the Dunedin City Council.
Otago Settlers Museum organisers are keen to further develop a popular chindogu exhibition which has been running at the museum, in association with the 2011 Dunedin Fringe Festival. The show features inventions based on the strange Japanese art of chindogu. These devices aim to make everyday life a little easier, but are so impractical they are almost useless.
Otago Settlers Museum organisers plan to work hard explaining the looming 18-month closure of the institution to the public, including by using banners.
Dunedin tourist operator Steve McNulty is disappointed the Otago Settlers Museum will close for up to 18 months, but understands why it is happening.
Dunedin city councillors will this month consider a proposal that could result in the Otago Settlers Museum closing to the public for about 18 months, until the museum redevelopment project is completed.
The Otago Settlers Museum could be completely closed for at least 18 months, with its 17 full-time employees remaining on staff.
Work on an $8.6 million entrance to the Otago Settlers Museum is to proceed, after Mayor Dave Cull warned a delay could put the museum's future in jeopardy.
The Otago Settlers Museum's Pixie Town display remains highly popular, and visitors still have two days to see the free display before it closes at 4pm tomorrow.
Otago Polytechnic staff and students have joined forces to develop displays simulating life as it was in Dunedin when the bus station foyer in the Otago Settlers Museum building, formerly the New Zealand Railways building, opened in 1940.
A 104-year-old Dunedin cable car is the latest large exhibit to embark on a road trip in recent months.
The Otago Settlers Museum's popular end-of-year Pixie Town show reopens to the public at 10am today, with its usual season extended by a week until January 16.
A large whaling boat, built at Port Chalmers in 1871, has been moved out of the Otago Settlers Museum's Burnside building as the museum's $35 million redevelopment project continues.