travel south pacific new zealand dunedin toitu otago settlers museum

ARCHITECT: ROBERT TONGUE, NICK BAKER, HIERARACHY ARCHITECTURE (2012) JOHN BURNSIDE ( )

The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum was established in 1898, the 50th anniversary of the Scottish settlement of Otago, but has grown over the years.
The museum complex now comprises of four buildings.
I visited the museum in 2018 to look at the architecture of the Josephine Foyer which had been added in 2011-2012.
I wish I had had more time to go through all the exhibits, but I will have to come back to do that.

The Josephine Foyer is designed to attract attention with a very prominent "prow" which stretches skyward in the direction of the old Railroad Station next door.
The new foyer is cleanly detailed in metal and glass with a contrasting wood floor.
The addition houses the main entrance, a gift shop, a cafe, and Josephine, an E class Fairlie steam locomotive, the oldest preserved in New Zealand.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S WEBSITE ON THE TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM.

TRAVEL: 2018...


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Exterior of Josephine Foyer, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.



Exterior, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.



Detail of metalwork on exterior of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.



Interior lobby, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.


Exterior of older main wing by John Burnside, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.



Exhibit, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.



"Te Tauraka o ka Waka" greenstone boulder, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2018.





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