The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is situated in the Engine House of the now closed Dunedin Gasworks which was New Zealand’s first and last gasworks, operating from 1863 until 1987. It is one of only three known preserved gasworks museums in the world. This is a significant local and world heritage site.
The museum is located at 20 Braemar Street, South Dunedin (near the South Dunedin Warehouse and Pak'n'Save), and is open on Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. Admission charges are $4.00 for an adult and $6.00 for a family ( 2 adults and 2 children).
Sir Neil Cossons, former Chairman of English Heritage and a world authority on industrial heritage, and the Patron of the Dunedin Gasworks Museum Trust, has stated that in his opinion this museum has "the best examples of an operating Gaswork's plant in the world".
The museum is situated in and around the Engine House of the original gasworks, which was a much larger complex when it was operating.
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How to get to the Museum
The museum is located at 20 Braemar Street, South Dunedin (near the South Dunedin Warehouse and Pak'n'Save)
A regular public bus service runs from Princess St to the vicinity of the Museum. The bus departs from Stand 1 on Princess St south of the Octagon, it returns to Stand 2. These bus stops are outside the present location of the Dunedin Information Centre.
The map below shows the best route to the Museum from the Octagon.
The Gasworks Museum is NOW OPEN on every Sunday of each month, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm. It is also open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm every Tuesday when volunteers are working on the site. The museum can be opened with prior notice for special visits by contacting the Museum.