The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is a small private museum and gallery  located at 61 Royal Terrace in central Dunedin.

Please note the Museum is currently closed while the footpath outside is being repaired. We hope to be open again by mid-October. If you'd  like to have a private visit before then you're welcome to ring us to make a time (021 0329 906)

There is an entry cost of $5 per person but children under the age of six are free. 

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 and curator  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. Sometimes there are also group shows by local artists. The Museum stocks a small collection of books and t-shirts as well as art and sculptures for sale. 





Opening Hours

The Museum is usually open three days a week but may also be open on public holidays.

If the Museum isn't 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 - 12 noon - 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday - 10am - 5pm
  • Public Holidays -  Check here for more details or PM me on Facebook. 

If you're looking for accommodation nearby see HotelsCombined.  

Entry Price

It usually costs NZ$5 to visit the museum but for a short period we will be waiving all entry fees. 

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.