• Education Programme

    Education Programme
  • Weddings

  • Edwardian High Tea

  • Olveston Gift Vouchers

  • Bespoke Function Venue

  • Soirée @ Olveston

    Soirée @ Olveston
  • Daily Tours

    Six guided tours
    are offered daily

  • Autumn Tour Special

    Autumn Tour Special
  • Behind the Ropes Tour

  • Art Tour

  • Architectural Tour

  • Olveston Garden Tour

  • Special Family Deal

Education Programme

Education Programme

EXPLORE, ENQUIRE, ENGAGE!

Olveston offers innovative education programmes that explore the Edwardian era.

Olveston Historic Home allows students to experience hands-on and interactive learning in an authentic context.  Programme options are designed to suit all styles and stages of learning.

Olveston is a historically preserved home, which allows endless opportunities for interactive learning and bringing the past to life.

Classroom teachers will  be given the opportunity to select an education programme that supports the students' understanding of the key elements within Olveston..

Programmes can also be tailored specifically to meet the needs of your students and curriculum requirements.  Work with us to create your own unique learning experience.

Enquire now by emailing reception reception@olveston.co.nz or phone us on 03 477 3320.

Financial assistance is available to schools.  Contact Olveston for more details.

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Weddings

Olveston Historic Home provides a truly unique wedding venue from the award winning garden through to the grandeur of the Great Hall, Picture yourself descending the Grand Staircase to your waiting beloved.

A variety of options available from the ceremony through to the complete bespoke wedding venue.

Contact the Olveston team today to discuss venue hire details:

T: (03) 477 3320

E: manager@olveston.co.nz

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Edwardian High Tea (1st Sunday of the month) 3-5pm

Join us for our Edwardian High Tea held in the Opulent Olveston Great Hall, followed by a tour of the house.  More than bone china and cake stands this is an experience to be savoured.

Edwardian High Teas are held the first Sunday of each month 3-5pm.

For private bookings of groups of 24 or more on request at times to suit.

Adults: $50 | Child: $50

Tables are set for 6 so get friends or family together for a fabulous afternoon out.  Individual bookings also welcome.

Bookings Essential.

Ph: 03 4773320 or email: reception@olveston.co.nz.

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Upcoming

3pm-5pm, Sunday 07 Aug

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Olveston Gift Vouchers

Give the Olveston experience at any time of the year.  Great thank you gift or birthday or anniversary present.

Vouchers available for daily guided tours, specialty tours, Edwardian High Tea or the gift shop.

Idea for friends, family or work colleagues.

Contact Olveston on 03 477 3320 or email on reception@olveston.co.nz

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Bespoke Function Venue

Olveston Historic Home is the ideal venue for a private soirée, business meeting, social gathering, or celebration.

A bespoke venue for musical events from concerts on the lawn to recitals in the Drawing Room.

Host intimate dinner parties in the Dining room or Great Hall, perfect for a networking night.  The elegant and timeless spaces are the idyllic backdrop for a memorable, and very special occasion.

Contact the Olveston team today to discuss venue hire details:

T: 03 477 3320

E: manager@olveston.co.nz

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Soirée @ Olveston

Soirée @ Olveston

SOLD OUT

Family Album is one of ten short plays that make up Tonight at 8.30, written by Noël Coward and first performed in London in 1936.  This play is a short one-hour comedy piece with music, set in the family home of the Featherways.

Now performed by the Olveston Theatre Troupe, Family Album is set in the magnificent Great Hall, in 1921, where the audience will be served, bubbles, canapes, music, and drama.  All will be included in the ticket price of $25.00.

Come join the family on:

Friday, July 15 @ 6.00pm

Saturday, July 16@ 6.00pm

Sunday, July 17 @ 4.00pm.

Limited seating.

For bookings, please contact Olveston, 03 477 3320 or email reception@olveston.co.nz.

$25.00 per person

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Upcoming

6pm-7pm, Friday 15 Jul

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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

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

To fully appreciate the garden, the architecture, and to browse in the gift shop, then approximately 1 hr 15 min is recommended.

Adults: $24.00 | Child: $13.00 |Infant: free

Tours are conducted in English.

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

Olveston is open 364 days a year (including all NZ public holidays, except Christmas Day).

Book via our website or phone 03 4773320 or email reception@olveston.co.nz

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Upcoming

6 x Daily

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Autumn Tour Special

Autumn Tour Special

Enjoy the change of seasons with us.  Savor a 1-hour guided tour in this authentic historic home in the heart of Dunedin.  Come and join us on one of our six 1-hour guided daily tours and receive a 25% discount on the adult admission.

Tours times: 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.00 noon, 1.30pm, 2.45pm & 4.00pm.

Offer dates: 17 March 2022 to 15th July 2022

Contact Olveston on 03 477 3320 to book or email us on: reception@olveston.co.nz. Mention this Autumn Tour Special when booking.

Adult $19, Child $14.00

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Upcoming

9:30am-5pm, Monday 04 Jul

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Behind the Ropes Tour (1st Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

Treasures abound at Olveston, with many tucked away inside the cupboards and cabinets.  Olveston invites you to discover and learn about items that are rarely viewed.  Explore further into areas not seen by the general public and peruse the basement areas over a cup of tea.

Behind the Ropes tours are held every 1st Tuesday of the month 3-5pm.

Private groups by arrangement at a time to suit.

Adults: $42 | Child: $25

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz to make a booking.

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Upcoming

3pm-5pm, Tuesday 05 Jul

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Art Tour (2nd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

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

Learn about the 240 artworks on display, and the Theomin’s passion for collecting during this 2 hour guided tour of the house.

Adults: $42.00 | Child: $25.00

Art Tours are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 3-5pm.

Private groups by arrangement at a time to suit.  Minimum 8 pax.

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz to make a booking.

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Upcoming

3pm-5pm, Tuesday 12 Jul

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Architectural Tour (3rd Tuesday of month) 3-5pm

Olveston, an Architectural Gem designed by London Architect Sir Ernest George.  The tour takes you from the conceptual plans through to completion.  Distinguished Historian Nikolaus Pevsner said "Olveston was one of the finest houses in the Southern Hemisphere."

Architectural tours are held 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.

Private groups can book at other times to suit.

Adults: $42 | Child: $25

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz

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Upcoming

3pm-5pm, Tuesday 19 Jul

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Olveston Garden Tour (4th Tuesday of month) 3-4pm

A garden of National Significance. Kauri to Cactus and everything in between. Learn how the Olveston garden has been shaped by 200 years of gardening history.

Tours on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 3-4pm.

Private group tours by arrangement at a time to suit (between 9am and 4pm), minimum group size 8 people.

Adults: $24.00| Child: $13.00

Bookings essential.

Ph: 03 477 3320 or Email: reception@olveston.co.nz

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Upcoming

3pm-4pm, Tuesday 26 Jul

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Special Family Deal

Visit Olveston as a family for $77 and enjoy a 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.

The family tour is available at one of our 6 public tour times, or for larger groups of over 8 people, at a time to suit.

$77 (for a family of 5)

*$77 (family group of 2 Adults and 3 Children) additional: Adults $24.00 | Children: $13.00.

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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July 2022

Event Bookings July 2022

  • Six Daily Guided Tours

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

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  • Behind the Ropes Tour

    3pm-5pm, Tuesday 05 Jul 2022

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  • Art Tour

    3pm-5pm, Tuesday 12 Jul 2022

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    Enquire
  • Soirée @ Olveston

    6pm-7pm, Friday 15 Jul 2022

    Soirée @ Olveston poster.
    Enquire
  • Architectural Tour

    3pm-5pm, Tuesday 19 Jul 2022

    Architectural Tour poster.
    Enquire
  • Olveston Garden Tour

    3pm-4pm, Tuesday 26 Jul 2022

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