Olveston Historic Home

Olveston Historic Home 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin view on map
Olveston Historic Home
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Olveston was built as the home of the Theomin family. It was gifted to the City of Dunedin upon the death of Miss Dorothy Theomin in 1966.

Olveston is a time capsule as little changed inside the house since it was occupied by the family 1906 to 1966. It is 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.

Guided tours are available in English. Group Bookings (8 people or more) are available with Mandarin, Cantonese, German, French, Japanese and Dutch speaking guides. Please advise us in advance of your visit (48 hrs notice is required).

Olveston Historic Home
  • I had amazing experience. I like English style house. But I thought I never look at it. This house made my dream come true. I also thought my family was a Christian. But they were Jewish. Most Japanese do not know the Jewish lifestyle and there is no opportunity to learn and touch it in Japan. I am glad that I can touch the life of the Jewish people even a little. She collected many items from all over the world. It is very nice and beautiful. The explanation of the staff was easy to understand and very polite. I'm happy to have a great time. I would like to visit again. Next is friends or family if possible. 5
    AI MACHIDA - Aug 7, 2019 (Stayed Aug 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Al Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Staff here were lovely and very knowledgable. Our guide was awesome and took her time. We did not feel rushed. The experience overall was great. I enjoyed learning about the history of the house 5
    COURTNEY - Aug 4, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Courtney Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • A great tour of the house. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The house is well worth a tour. 5
    JENNIFER ELLIS - Jul 29, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Jennifer Thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • I had a solo experience. There was just me and my knowledgeable guide. he shared with me all the stories , all the information about so many different aspects of the house, its contents and the family. It really was a privilege to be so guided. 5
    MARIAN HOBBS - Jul 9, 2019 (Stayed Jul 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Marian Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Wonderful performance and very good accommodating service. Thank you very much Olveston. 5
    JANE AVERY - Jul 4, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Jane Thank you for taking the time to give feed back on the Winter Concert. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the performance. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • It was a marvelous experience, very enjoyable and the process of booking a ticjet was easy and straight forward. Thanks 5
    LUCIA GARCIA - Jul 3, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Lucia Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • I knew from the reviews that this would be a great experience - but this was so much better than expected. Very highly recommended! 5
    ROBIN CRONIN - Jun 29, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Robin Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour on Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Very enjoyable visit and Tour. Guide was really good providing interesting historical detail in a very pleasant and enthusiastic manner. Felt it to be a very personalised tour. 5
    ANN DENNISON - Jun 14, 2019 (Stayed Jun 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Ann Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Our group of 5 had a wonderful tour, Kevin our tour guide has a wealth of knowledge and obviously enjoys his role. Olveston is a treasure and having an insight into the history of the house and family, from Kevin was great. Lovely to see the house as it would have been years ago. Many thanks. 5
    JOY GILLESPIE - May 23, 2019 (Stayed May 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you for giving feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Really love this tour - I have done it several times with different gues and always hear about new things. SO glad the house was saved by two votes. Staff were friendly and helpful, Guide was great. Highly recommended 5
    DEB MILLS - May 2, 2019 (Stayed Apr 2019) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Deb Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home

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