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Come and talk about The Energy Plan 1.0! @the Fitting Shop

Come along and talk ENERGY 
Fitting Shop
Dunedin Gasworks Museum
20 Braemar St
South Dunedin
NEXT Tuesday 27th October 2015 | 5.00 – 7.00 pm
Dunedin Gasworks Museum | 20 Braemar Street




You are invited to talk about The Energy Plan 1.0!
Come along and ask Dunedin City Council staff questions about the Energy Plan and the submission process.

Tuesday 27th October 2015 | 5.00 – 7.00 pm
Dunedin Gasworks Museum | 20 Braemar Street

Light refreshments available

​For further information, visit www.dunedin.govt.nz/energyplan

Demolition of the Garston Gasholders

An interesting Article related to the demolistion of the Garston Gasholders outside Liverpool (UK).

Look at what they did with the Dublin Gasholders.


(Thanks to Dr Russell Thomas and his LinkedIn post)

Community Expo

With the museum sited in the heart of the South Dunedin district the trustees regularly participate in community events. Today we had a “stall” at the South Dunedin Community Expo. While not overwhelmed with visitors, we took the opportunity to network with the other stall holders and the community at large. Ann, Raelene, Michael, John and Craig shared the stall holders duty roster.

Today’s pictures record stall persons Ann, Raelene, Michael and John enlightening the visitors, while during his shift, Craig makes a fuss of Kevin O’Sullivan, a member of the Perpetual Trust, one of many valued funders to the Gasworks museum.


Gas Show Room.

Working quietly behind the scenes, Raelene, Helen and Sean have been preparing for a new display depicting a 20th century gas appliance show room. While we have many gas appliances as artefacts, they have been in storage or poorly displayed, and the new room will attend to that. We look forward to seeing the project progress. Watch this space.

Steve removing wall items in preparation for the Gas Showroom exhibit.


A Special Gift

While Marion Wassenaar’s exhibition in the fitting shop has been the subject of previous blogs, tonight’s blog records a very special occasion. Marion, as required for her Masters of Fine Arts degree, has opened two exhibitions, one at the Gasworks Museum and the other at the Otago Polytechnic Dunedin School of Art Gallery.

The Gasworks museum was Marion’s inspiration for her two exhibitions entitled Carbon Black.

Tonight, at a function in the School of Art Gallery, Marion presented the GWM Trust with a set of prints of her “Gasworks series” of linocuts, in recognition of the help and assistance GWM Trust volunteers have given her.

Ann receives Marion's set of prints.

Formal presentation, some of the original linocuts in the background.

Students, Snaks and Steam

Today the museum hosted day 2 of the 3 day event from the University of Otago – Hands on Science “snaks” program, introducing prospective new students to the educational opportunities available here in Dunedin. Over 3 days at the Gas works museum, young minds have/will have, had the opportunity to start and stop steam machines, participate in science experiments, and to learn cooking as Grandma did it – cooking with gas!

Tuesdays "Snaks" group pose before the Museum ammonia scrubber


Volunteers – Thank you

Today Trust Board members Kirsten and Jasmine organised, prepared the food, purchased the drinks and hosted a thank you afternoon tea for our small, but dedicated group of volunteers. Well done ladies, we appreciate your efforts. Later, after the public closing Tom and John continued operating the machines for a music video filming session. The film shoot, an indication of the on-going diversification of uses for our great venue, bides well for the museum’s future.

Filming a music video at the museum


Plumbers’, Builders’, Journalist’s and Students’

Another busy work day.
The plumbers were on-site to attend to the roof leaks.
Contractors continued work on the replacement Braemar street fence.
Volunteer routine maintenance included continued machine protection work and fuel transfer.
We hosted a Otago Polytech student group, who, as part of their studies, are assisting with the organisation of the up-coming labour weekend Steam Festival.
We also hosted a representative from the community newspaper the “East Otago Review” with the aim of publishing a story about the museum.

Footing installation for the Braemar steet fence extension

Otago Polytech students get "steamed up" over the up-coming Labour weekend


Open day

Busy Times ahead for the museum!

Tue Jan 18 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Tuesday Workday / Open day
University “Hands on Science” in the afternoon

Sun Jan 23 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Open Day 12 noon -4pm

Tue Jan 25 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Tuesday Workday / Open day

Tue Feb 01 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Tuesday Workday / Open day

Sun Feb 06 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Open Day 12 noon -4pm

Tue Feb 08 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Tuesday Workday / Open day

Thu Feb 10 @5:00 – 07:30PM
Celebration of the fitting shop restoration

Tue Feb 15 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Tuesday Workday / Open day

Sat Feb 19 @10:00 – 04:00PM
South Dunedin Heritage Day

Sun Feb 20 @12:00 – 04:00PM
Open Day 12 noon -4pm