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1865 - Dunedin Heritage Festival 2015

1865 - Dunedin Heritage Festival 2015

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  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 10:00am – 9:30pm


Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

In 1865 Dunedin was the first city to elect a City Council and Mayor. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that year Dunedin's Heritage Festival 2015 will present a diverse programme of unique events from 28 – 30 August. The programme features activities that celebrate the city's literary, architectural, artistic and industrial heritage with exhibitions, public lectures, performances and public events that allow people to immerse themselves in tales of Dunedin's history and celebrate its future.

Don't miss Open City, Dunedin: a city rises exhibition at DPAG, heritage trails and walks for all, swing dancing and other intriguing events and performances.

Visit the website for full details and the programme of events during the festival and remember to book in where necessary!

All day: Open City
A diverse range of public and private buildings open to the public. For full details about each building, including opening times and pre-booking information for tours where offered, see the map on www.heritagefestival.org.nz .
Up to 60 buildings around Dunedin (Many Free) tour numbers limited: pre-booking essential

10:00am – 5:00pm Exhibition: ’Dunedin 1865: a City Rises’
An annotated photographic panorama of the city in 1865 and its rapid growth fuelled by the Otago gold rushes, curated by Jonathan Howard of Heritage NZ.
Venue: Dunedin Public Art Gallery: Trust Bank 4 (free)

10:00am – 5:00pm Heritage Trail for The Kids
Follow the pathways, passages, railways and highways of Dunedin’s past to uncover Toitū's transport treasures.
Venue Toitū Otago Settlers Museum (free)

10:00am - 1:00pm Friends From the Beginning
A number of Dunedin Friends groups showcase their support for Dunedin’s cultural and heritage institutions
Venue: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum: Josephine Foyer (free)

2:00 - 3:30pm Farley’s Arcade: the Wildest Place In Town
6.00 - 7.30pm
8.00 - 9.30pm
A guided Interactive theatre experience exploring early Dunedin and the carnival atmosphere of a gold rush Saturday night. Venue: Athenaeum, Octagon
(tickets: phone 477 7697; early bird reduction before 26 August for two or more tickets)

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