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
  • Olveston Historic Home is an absolute must-have if you travel to Dunedin. It was very convenient to book a tour in advance online as we arrived the last minute and would not have time to buy tickets otherwise. My only suggestion is to add student concession ticket. I am a student but could only book an "adult" ticket which was $2 more expensive :) 5
    DARIA ERASTOVA - Jan 8, 2021 (Stayed Dec 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Daria Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your visit to Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. On-line tickets are for adult and child admission only. Any concessions or local tickets can be booked by email or phone and paid for on the day. There is reference to this on the website. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Loved this place, it's like a snapshot in time, exquisite furniture, fittings and accessories, very well preserved and a very knowledgeable guide. 5
    STEPHANIE OTS - Nov 21, 2020 (Stayed Nov 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Stephanie 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
  • Thoroughly enjoyable she was at 5
    DAVID JAMIESON - Nov 15, 2020 (Stayed Nov 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hello David, thank you for your review. We are glad you thoroughly enjoyed your tour.
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Really enjoyed visiting Olveston, a home still in its original condition complete with all its furniture and chattels. 5
    CARMEN FAULKNER - Nov 6, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Carmen We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Olveston and thank you for taking the time to give feedback. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • A very interesting, top quality tour of an extremely well presented attraction by an excellent tour guide. Well exceeded my expectations. 5
    TYRONE PETTERD - Oct 30, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Tyrone 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
  • Knowledgeable guide, beautiful gardens 5
    MICHELLE CURRY - Oct 28, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Michelle 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
  • Olveston House is an amazing beautiful house. Well worth a visit. 5
    BETTINA SMITH - Oct 24, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Bettina Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your visit to Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best Wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Very Informative and very privileged to be able to see such a beautiful home built in that era - The house and gardens were immaculate. Have already recommended to friends a must go and do while in Dunedin. 5
    EMMA MULLER - Oct 17, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Emma, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour of Olveston. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Thank you also for recommending us to friends. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
    Olveston Historic Home
Olveston Historic Home
  • Very helpful as parking was an issue the day we went due to road closures. Informative guide, fabulous day. 5
    JOANNE GICHARD - Oct 8, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Joanne 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
  • Great to see how the well-heeled lived in NZ's early days and very interesting to learn something of the family. The guide was very well informed and happy to answer questions, and the tour duration was perfect. My 13 year old son also enjoyed the tour, which surprised me as it's not normally his "thing"; the tour guide answered all his questions with patience. Totally recommend. 5
    JULIE BRADLEY - Oct 7, 2020 (Stayed Oct 2020) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Julie Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your tour. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes Christine Mehrtens
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