The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is a small private museum and gallery located at 61 Royal Terrace in central Dunedin.
Open Fridays 12-5 and weekends from 10-5.
If you would like to visit the Museum outside these hours please get in touch and we may be able to open up for you.
Note - Due to the disruption caused by the lockdowns and ongoing roadworks in the vicinity of the Museum due to ongoing roadworks the Museum will be open for free visits until the end of October. Any koha would be appreciated.
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.
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.
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.