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.
  • Family group tour

    Family group tour.
  • Garden Tour

    Garden Tour.
  • Life Drawing with Anatomy

    Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course with Anatomy.
  • Botanical Art & Illustration

    Botanical Art & Illustration.
Exclusive private tour of Olveston.

Exclusive private tour of Olveston

Experience an exclusive private guided tour of Olveston. 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: $80 | Children: $60

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 (evenings included).

$80 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 6 people.

$100 for 6 people.

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

$100 for 6 people, additional Adults: $16 | Children: $11

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

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

Yoga promotes health, vitality, balance, flexibility, body toning, strength, mental focus and well-being.

These smaller classes afford the opportunity for more personal tuition.

The teacher has 18 years yoga experience.

* Yoga Body Yoga Mind *

Cost: $95.00 for a 3 month pass.

Bookings recommended

Please contact: jo@livingart.co.nz Mobile: 022 4612 561, - for course 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.

$100 for 4 people, additional people: $25

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: $32.50 | Child: $17.50

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: $20 | Child*: $11 | Dunedin Residents $16 | Senior/Student $19

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: $32.50 | Child: $17.50

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 (evenings included).

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.

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Sunday, 1 October, 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: $25pp* A simple morning/afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits

Devonshire Tea: $30pp* Tea and coffee with fresh scones and jam and cream.

Edwardian High Tea: $35pp* A selection of teas and coffee, gourmet sandwiches, bit size cakes & slices, cheese scones with jam and butter.

From $25 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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Family group tour.

Family group tour

Visit Olveston as a family for $65 and enjoy a private 1-hr tour*

Learn about the Theomin household; the Theomin family themselves and their staff and re-live life as it was in the early 1900s.

$65 (for a family of 5)

Bookings recommended

*The family tour is available on request, at a time to suit between 9am and 4pm, 7 days, maximum group size 12 people.

$65 (family group of 2 Adults and 3 Children) additional: Adults $16 | Children: $11.

Book now (below) or call Olveston to discuss a booking: T: 03-477-3320 or email the house: reception@olveston.co.nz

Bring more of your family and make a house-party of your visit!

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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: $160, additional adults: $20| Child: $15

Bookings recommended

Tour takes around 1 hour.

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Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course with Anatomy.

Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course with Anatomy

Study of the human figure is the best way to learn to draw well.

A wide range of drawing skills and strategies are taught.

Join us for our very popular tutored drawing classes taught by a practising artist and award winning teacher. Classes are designed for all levels - All welcome. Easels provided.

$280

Bookings recommended

Next 10-week course begins October 4th. Wednesday evenings, 6pm–8:30pm.

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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Wednesday, 4 October, 6:00PM

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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: 30 September 2017 -Saturdays 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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Upcoming

Saturday, 30 September, 3:00PM

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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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  • Botanical Art & Illustration

    Saturday, 30 September, 3:00pm–5:30pm

    Botanical Art & Illustration
    Enquire

Event Bookings October

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

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

    Book Now
  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 1 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
    Book Now
  • Life Drawing with Anatomy

    Wednesday, 4 October, 6:00pm–8:30pm

    Drawing Salon - Life Drawing Course with Anatomy
    Enquire
  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 8 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
    Book Now
  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 15 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 22 October, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 29 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.

    Book Now
  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 5 November, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 12 November, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 19 November, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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  • Art Collectors Tour

    Sunday, 26 November, 3:00pm–5:00pm

    Art Collectors Tour
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