Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Dunedin

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#8 of 16 in Museums in Dunedin
Travel back in time to see one of the largest founding operations Dunedin!

The Gasworks opened in 1863 and provided the gas necessary to illuminate city streets via

streetlights similar to those currently erected in Dunedin’s Octagon. The museum is suitable

for all ages and provides an authentic educational experience for all, as the site has been

maintained to portray its near-original condition.

The Engine House of the Gasworks Museum, a Category 1 Heritage site, features five steam

engines, from a 1860s beam engine to a 1960s Reader vertical engine, most of which run

every Sunday and are given necessary maintenance every Tuesday.

The Fitting Shop, also a Category 1 heritage site, was recently upgraded with structural and

aesthetic improvements. It is used for many functions: a small library; hosting meetings,

classes, and workshops; a working Forge; and the museum’s main point of entry with the

reception desk.

The other buildings on site, such as the famous tilted chimney and a boiler room, feature

their own unique draws such as heritage Edwardian architecture.

Stop by the Gasworks Museum during opening hours for a self-guided visit or an organised

tour! We guarantee you will learn something each time you visit.
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  • My husband and I visited this little museum today and were given a tour round by Simon and Gavin. There are apparently just three volunteers for this museum and there were just the two of us at the ti...  more »
  • Went on Sunday only intending to stay for 30 mins we spent 1.30 minutes there and loved it all, on the day we went they had all the machinery working and the smell of hot oil and grease is wonderful  more »
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  • Awesome, son got a wee present and enjoyed the hole thing...his step dads adopted grandfather worked here...he loved looking around 2 (r.i.p babe)
  • Pretty cool little museum of days gone by. Very steam punk!
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