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Guided Tour of Olveston Historic Home

by Olveston Historic Home
per adult Price is CA $21
Duration: 1h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Beautifully preserved interiors of Olveston Historic Home

  • Antique furnishings, priceless art & period decorations

  • Personal possessions of Theomin family from the past century

  • English-style manor designed by architect Sir Ernest George

  • Garden of national significance

Highlights

  • Beautifully preserved interiors of Olveston Historic Home

  • Antique furnishings, priceless art & period decorations

  • Personal possessions of Theomin family from the past century

  • English-style manor designed by architect Sir Ernest George

  • Garden of national significance

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10:45 AM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $20.45, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

12:00 PM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $20.45, taxes included

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1:30 PM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $20.45, taxes included

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2:45 PM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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4:00 PM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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9:30 AM, 1-hr Guided Tour in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.

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Guided Tour of Olveston Historic Home

Activity Location

Olveston Historic Home

42 Royal Terrace

Dunedin

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Olveston Historic Home

    42 Royal Terrace

    Dunedin


Description

Walk among the fine furnishings, grand interiors, and lovely gardens of the Olveston Historic Home, a time capsule that's remained unchanged since it was the home of the wealthy Theomin family of Dunedin. From the billiards room to the plant-filled glasshouse, discover what daily life was like at this impressive estate.

Make your way to the grand Olveston Historic Home in Dunedin and take in the fine stone exterior before meeting your guide and heading inside. Hear about the Theomin family, who lived in the house for 6 decades after having it built back in 1906. Study the design of English architect Sir Ernest George, which combines aspects of traditional English manors with decorative detail and a taste for more strict and streamlined forms.

Hear about what life was like in the estate over the last century, and discuss the changes that were made to modernise the home over the decades while keeping its character intact. Walk through rooms filled with original antique furnishings and priceless artwork, take in the colourful decor of patterned wallpaper and gleaming woodwork, and check out the old-fashioned ovens and stoves in the beautifully intact kitchen. After your tour, be sure to save some time to admire the home from the outside, stroll through the rose garden, and see the old family car—a 1921 Fiat 510 Tourer.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Olveston Historic Home

  • Admission fee

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary; however, this activity is not recommended for children.

  • The upstairs of the house is not wheelchair accessible. If you have reduced mobility and cannot climb stairs, you will be able to watch a DVD tour of the upstairs rooms.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Guided Tour of Olveston Historic Home ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Jun 2, 2018

That was probably the nicest day trip I've ever done. The tour guide made all the difference, other self guided visitors kept trying to snoop in and overhear our guide, because he was so informative and made it so interesting.