New Zealand's first and last gasworks

the best example of working gasworks machinery in the world



Special settings for a variety of occasions

The Fitting Shop

The Fitting Shop

Hire a space with a difference

The Fitting Shop was built in the early 1900s. It originally housed a gas purification plant. In 1903 it was…

Engage and Learn

Engage and Learn

Programmes for all ages

The Museum welcomes visits from schools, families and community groups. Visits outside our regular opening hours are deependent upon volunteer…

Dunedin Gasworks Gadgeteers

Dunedin Gasworks Gadgeteers

Join us for fun filled days

  The Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers is a local Steampunk group based out of the Gasworks Museum. Steampunk, with…



The first gasworks in New zealand

Foundation The Dunedin Gas Light and Coke Company (Limited) was formed in May 1862, the engineer of the new enterprise…

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Engage and Learn

The Museum welcomes visits from schools, families and community groups. Visits outside our regular opening hours are deependent upon volunteer staff being available.

Planning your visit

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.


Central City bus departure point

The map below shows the best route to the Museum from the Octagon.

Opening Hours

The Museum is open every Sunday between 12 noon and 4pm
On Tuesdays our volunteer engineers are onsite doing maintenance work.

Keeping Safe when visiting


Your responsibilities: The Museum as a public facility reminds you that you are responsible for the direct supervision of children in your care. We encourage families (especially those with young children) to stay together at all times.

Before you visit: Tell your children that the Museum has lots of machinery and that they need to stay with you at all times.

General tips for safety: Walk (don't run) – the Museum's visitors include a range of age groups and abilities, walking will ensure the safety of both your children and other visitors.

Signs: you'll see a range of safety signs posted at the Museum, please follow their advice
Staff requests: Our  staff may make requests or give you directions from time to time, please follow their instructions.



All on-site parking is free. However we have restricted amounts of parking space.

Disabled parking facilities are available close to the Museum's main entrance.

A bus and coach parking area is close to the main entrance.

Parking areas for  motorhomes and campervans depends on available space available.

Museum Entry Fee


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