Tuia – Southern Encounters, Hocken Gallery


Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

When James Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770 he observed what he thought to be a barren, uninhabited land. This exhibition weaves together taonga, images, maps, and knowledge handed down from ancestors to tell the story of how fifty generations had been living in southern New Zealand when the first explorers from another world visited these shores.



Dare to be Wise Special Exhibition, Otago Museum

1877 Gallery, Otago Museum


Open daily 10am – 5pm

The University of Otago’s 150th anniversary exhibition, Dare To Be Wise, showcases the far-reaching benefits to both students and society of the University’s history.

Articles, artefacts, stories, and memorabilia from the first 150 years have been carefully collected and presented in this wonderful display of University of Otago history.