Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Top choice museum in Dunedin

Storytelling is the focus of this excellent interactive museum, which traces the history of human settlement in the South Island. The engrossing Māori section is followed by a large gallery where floor-to-ceiling portraits of Victorian-era settlers stare out from behind their whiskers and lace. Other displays include a recreated passenger-ship cabin, an impressive vintage car collection and a fascinating array of obsolete technology, like the first computer used to draw the lottery in Dunedin.