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Olveston Historic Home

Phone

03 477 3320

Fax

03 477 2094

Hours Open

  • Weekdays: 9:30am–5pm
  • Weekends: 9:30am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Amenities

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Carpark
  • Qualmark

Suitable for Ages

  • Families

Ticket Information

  • Adult: $19.50
  • Seniors: $18.50
  • Children: $10.50
  • 03 477 3320
  • Additional fees may apply

A Dunedin 'must see' for lovers of art, history and culture; Olveston Historic Home was the Theomin family home and reflects an era of gracious living.

Built in 1906, Mr David Theomin wanted to build a home for his growing collection of paintings and artefacts from around the world. He intended Olveston be left to his future generations to enjoy. Sadly this was not to be the case as both his children did not have any children of their own.

Olveston presents an authentic and original historic house depicting the way of life of a well to do family in the early part of the twentieth century.

Interior visits of the house are by guided tours only and commence at: 9.30 am and 10.45 am, 12 noon, 1.30 pm, 2.45 pm and 4 pm (reservations recommended. Group bookings at other times available on request: reception@olveston.co.nz).

Tours are 1 hour (spend longer to appreciate the garden, architecture, the restored 1921 Fiat 510 Tourer or browsing in the gift shop).

Tours are available in English. Group bookings with tours in Cantonese, Mandarin, German, French, Japanese and Dutch are available, prior notice required - contact the house for more details.

Parking around the Olveston Historic House is limited, parking permits are available on request from reception.

Olveston is open 7 days (closed Christmas Day).

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Map showing Olveston Historic Home

42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin

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