Events Calendar

  • Exclusive private tour

    Exclusive private tour of Olveston.
  • Private evening tour

    Private evening tour of Olveston.
  • Yoga

    Yoga.
  • Edwardian Garden Games

    Edwardian Garden Games.
  • 2-hour and Specialist tours

    2-hour and Specialist tours.
  • Daily Tours

    Six guided tours
    are offered daily

  • Art Collectors Tour

    Art Collectors Tour.
  • Tour with morning tea

    House Tour with morning tea.
  • Botanical Art & Illustration

    Botanical Art & Illustration.
  • Illustration & Creative Drawing

    Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course.
  • Garden Tour

    Garden Tour.
Exclusive private tour of Olveston.

Exclusive private tour of Olveston

Experience an exclusive private guided tour of Olveston. Min. 2 adults. Enter via the front door and discover the treasures of New Zealand's finest Edwardian Stately Home. Complete with the original contents of the house, private tours reveal the richly furnished rooms in addition to areas of the house generally closed to the public including the basement suite and collection storage.

Adults: $85 | Children: $65

Bookings recommended

A 2-hr guided tour of the Theomin family's historic home, reveals the fascinating lives of the Theomin's and enjoy a closer inspection of the collection and artefacts. Refreshments served in the Wine Cellar.

Tours arranged at times to suit when the house is unoccupied by other visitors.

$85 per person (min 2 people, max 8 people)

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Private evening tour of Olveston.

Private evening tour of Olveston

Enjoy a Private guided tour of Olveston for you and your friends. Minimum group size 10 people.

$22 per adult, minimum group size 10.

Please advise start time between 4.30pm and 6.30pm at the time of booking request.

Adults: $22 | Children: $12

Bookings recommended

The guided tour will last 1-hr.

Call now to make a booking T: 03 477 3320.

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Yoga.

Yoga

Discover the Many Benefits of Yoga

Yoga Classes - Open to women of all levels including complete beginners.

Classical yoga in the Iyengar tradition is taught. Students work at their own pace, following clear instruction from our experienced teacher, Jo Woolley. The focus is on developing correct alignment, and greater flexibility, mobility, strength and mindfulness.

* Yoga Body Yoga Mind *

Cost: $95.00 for a 3 month pass.

Bookings recommended

Come and try a class and discover for yourself the many benefits of yoga for body and mind. There are six classes per week to choose from.

Evenings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Mornings: Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mats are provided free of charge.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 461 2561 - for class details and bookings.

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Edwardian Garden Games.

Edwardian Garden Games

Start by enjoying a 1-hour personal guided house tour. Your guide will then introduce the rules of croquet. Over the remaining hour have fun playing a game while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee served on the lawn.

Contact us to discuss a time for your tour and croquet to suit T: 03 477 3320 or book now online and leave your preferred tour time in the comments section.

$120 for 4 people, additional people: $30

Bookings recommended

If you wish, bring a picnic to supplement the refreshments provided.

Please call reception to discuss T: 03 477 3320 or leave a message in the comments section, as well as your preferred tour time / arrival when you book now via Bookit.

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2-hour and Specialist tours.

2-hour and Specialist tours

Explore Olveston at your leisure during a special 2-hr guided tour of the Theomin family's historic Dunedin home.

Arrange an extended private tour or request one of our specialist focus tours (details below)

Adults: $38.00 | Child: $22.00

Bookings recommended

Olveston offers a range of specialist tours, focusing on specific collections and social history areas associated with the Theomin Family and Olveston.

Focus tours available include: Olveston and surrounds; Furnishings and Fabrics; The Silver Collection; The Art of Good Housekeeping; Music and piano recital; The Art Collection; and The Theomin's and Japan.

For groups of between 8-12 people.

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Daily Tours

1-hr tours commence daily at 9.30 am, 10.45 am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4 pm (reservations recommended).

To fully appreciate the garden, the architecture, the family motor car (a 1922 Fiat 510 Tourer) and to browse in the gift shop, then approximately 1 hr 15 min is recommended.

Olveston is open 365 days a year (including all NZ public holidays).

Adults: $22.00 | Child*: $12.00 |

Bookings recommended

Tours are conducted in English. Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Mandarin speaking guides are available for groups (10 or more).

Bookings available up to 12-mths in advance (follow the book now link and enter your desired date/time).

*Infants: Free

For Dunedin Resident or Concession bookings, please contact us directly on T: 03 477 3320 or E: reception@olveston.co.nz

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Art Collectors Tour.

Art Collectors Tour

Acquired by the Family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s, the Art Collection contains many prized works by local and international artists.

With over 240 artworks around the house, we invite you to take a closer look at works by Frances Hodgkins, William Hodgkins, Grace Joel and Charles Goldie.

Adults: $38.00 | Child: $22.00

Bookings recommended

Art Collection Tours are held every Sunday, 3-5pm. Minimum 2 people.

If this time doesn't suit, please contact the house to arrange a tour at another time to suit. Min 8 people.

Also available on request, book a fascinating private Art Tour featuring Frances Hodgkins, the artist, her artworks and her connections in the Theomin Art collection. Min. 8 people.

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Sunday, 22 September, 3:00PM

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House Tour with morning tea.

House Tour with morning tea

Enjoy a 1-hr guided house tour with morning or afternoon tea. Options available:

The servant’s tea break: $30.00pp* A simple morning/afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits

Devonshire Tea: $35.00pp* Tea and coffee with fresh scones and jam and cream.

Edwardian High Tea: $40.00pp* A selection of teas and coffee, gourmet sandwiches, bit size cakes & slices, cheese scones with jam and butter.

From $30.00 per person (min 10 people)

Bookings recommended

Tour with morning or afternoon tea only available for groups of 10 to 20 people.

Other catering options available on request - for smaller parties enquire about our Tour with garden games and tea/coffee and shortbread on the lawn.

*Prices including private house tours and catering as above.

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Botanical Art & Illustration.

Botanical Art & Illustration

Learn the art of Botanical Illustration, study native and exotic flora from the Olveston and Dunedin Botanic Gardens. A wide range of drawing and colour illustration strategies are explored.

These classes at Olveston are led by a practising artist and award winning teacher. Classes are designed for all skill levels - beginning and advanced participants welcome.

$240

Bookings recommended

Botanical Art & Illustration Classes – $240

Next 10-week course commences: 22nd September 2019 -Sundays 3.00-5.30pm.

Bookings essential.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, 0211 311 960 or T: 03 4712118 for course details and bookings.

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Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course.

Drawing Salon - Illustration & Creative Drawing Course

Learn colour illustration and creative drawing in a series of tutored workshops led by a practising artist and award winning teacher.

$240

Bookings recommended

Illustration & Creative Drawing Classes - $240

Next 10-week course commences: 18 September 2019

Bookings essential.

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, 0211 311 960 or T: 03 4712118 for course details and bookings.

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Garden Tour.

Garden Tour

Join a guided tour of Olveston's 'Garden of National Significance' with a knowledgeable guide.

Arrange your tour at a time to suit (between 9am and 4pm), minimum group size 8 people, maximum group size 20 people.

Min group 8 people: $176, additional adults: $22.00| Child: $12.00

Bookings recommended

Tour takes around 1 hour.

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September

October
November

Event Bookings September

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 22 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 29 September, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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Event Bookings October

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 6 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 13 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 20 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 27 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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Event Bookings November

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

    9.30am, 10.45am, 12noon.
    1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm.

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