The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery
The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is a small private museum and gallery based in the home of Dunedin mural artist and sculptor, Bruce Mahalski, and located at 61 Royal Terrace in Dunedin.
Spread over three rooms of an old central city villa, the museum contains a collection of skulls, bones, biological curiosities, ethnological art and unusual cultural artifacts which the artist has collected over a life-time.
There is also a gallery featuring the artist's trademark textural bone sculptures and paintings of animals on canvas. The Museum also stocks a small collection of books and t-shirts.
The Museum is open three days a week. If the Museum is not open when you visit Dunedin you are welcome to contact Bruce (Ph. 021 0329 906) and he may be able to open up if he is available.
- Friday - 10am - 5pm
- Saturday - 10am - 5pm
- Sunday - 10am - 5pm
- Public Holidays - Check here for details
It costs NZ$5 to visit the museum but children under 10 can visit for free.
Parking is available on the street or in the drive-way. Alternatively, it's a short walk up the hill from George Street or Olveston.
Conditions of Entry
Everyone is welcome but please be aware that the museum is part of a private house and entry is strictly at the discretion of the owner.
The museum is suitable for children but people under the age of 18 might not be admitted unless they are accompanied by an adult. Parents are advised to maintain watchful vigilance over their children and any breakages will have to be paid for before leaving.
No-one obviously under the influence of alcohol will be admitted. Dogs are OK if on a lead.
Please note that security cameras are in operation at all times.