Getting to Olveston and Preparing for Your Visit



The Theomin Gallery
Historic Home and Collection

42 Royal Terrace
Dunedin 9016

Phone + 64 3 477 3320
Fax + 64 3 479 2094
Freephone 0800 100 880


Olveston is open 9am - 5pm, 7 days
(closed Christmas Day).

The gardens and gift shop at Olveston are open to the public free of change.


Car parking is available around Olveston.
We have visitor parking permits for use around the house (120 minutes). Please enquire at reception upon arrival if a permit is required.


By Taxi
from the Octagon:

Taxis ranks are available outside the Dunedin Centre, a taxi journey will take approximately 5mins and cost approximately $8 NZ.

  • Dunedin Taxis 03 477 7777
  • City Taxi 03 477 1771

Accessible taxis are available from:

  • Dunedin Taxi 0800 505 010
  • Blue Bubble Taxis 03 477 7777

By Car
from i-Site (next to the Octagon):

  • Drive uphill along Stuart Street towards Moana Pool.
  • Take 5th right – London Street
  • Take 1st left – Royal Terrace. Olveston is located on the corner of Royal Terrace and Cobden Street


Free Street parking, P30 and P90 parking areas are available around the house. 2-hr parking permits are available for visitors from reception.

On Foot
from i-Site (next to the Octagon):

  • Walk towards the Municipal Chambers (DCC Council Offices)
  • Turn right – Municipal Lane (140 m)
  • Turn left – Moray Place (21 m)
  • Turn right – Filleul Street (61 m)
  • Turn left – Howells Lane (110 m)
  • Turn left – York Place (6 m)
  • Turn right – up the stairs and footpath along Haddon Place (230 m)
  • Turn right – Royal Terrace, Olveston is on the left (400 m)


The walk to Olveston is mostly up hill (the ascent is of modest difficulty).

Map of Olveston House.

Visiting? Print off this map
above or take it with you (as PDF)
on your mobile device!

Preparing For Your Visit

Only trained personnel conduct guided tours.

Pre-booked guided tours are available with Mandarin, Cantonese, German, French, Japanese or Dutch speaking guides are on request – 48 hours advance notice is required. Please contact the house in advance of your visit to discuss your booking.

Olveston is a house museum containing the original possessions of the Theomin Family. We ask visitors to take care inside the house and remind visitors not to touch items on display.

To prevent damaging the wooden floors and original floorcoverings inside the house visitors are asked to refrain from wearing stiletto heel shoes while on tour.

Out of respect for other members of your group we ask visitors to refrain from using cameras or mobile phones during tours.

Got A Tablet Or Smart Phone ?

A few apps for Apple and Android devices include additional information about Olveston to help prepare for you visit.
Click on the Apple or Android icons below for direct download.

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NZ Travel Guide

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Essential NZ

Make the most of your NZ
holiday with this official travel
guide, from Tourism NZ.

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