Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

Otago Penisula Museum

A main Museum building, a pioneer cottage and a barn.
The Cape Saunders lighthouse lantern room has been fixed in permanent position and is still being restored.
A large rock has been donated from Hoopers Inlet which we are installing as a memorial to Soldiers killed in World Wars and are hoping to have ANZAC services held there in the future.
The Museum also collects local family histories and genealogies as well as photographs relating to the Otago Peninsula and its families. In 2012 the Museum wrote a book “Portobello – A Brief History” and this was reprinted in 2013.  This is a fascinating account of the history of the Portobello community and its early beginnings as a settlement in 1840. With a range of historic photographs of places, houses and people this local history is a must for genealogists and those interested in this historic area. Copies are available ($25 or $28 if posted) from the Museum – 17 Harington Point Road, Portobello, the local store and Gallery.  For more information contact Warren on 4780-255 or Faye 4780-739.
Collection Type Historic Site, History, Maritime, Military, Open Air, Taonga Maori, Technology
Physical address icon 17 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon 1.30 – 4.30pm on Sundays and as required for groups etc.
Charges icon $2 adults, children free.  Groups $3 each