My Dunedin Itinerary

New Zealand's finest historic Home.

The historic Theomin family home, lavishly furnished with exotic artefacts, artworks and antiques the house to the city of Dunedin, complete with all the original contents in 1966.

Olveston was built for Dunedin businessman, collector and philanthropist David Theomin.

Designed by acclaimed English architect Sir Ernest George, the 35-room mansion was built between 1904-6 styled as an 'English country house in the city'.

The house was designed to the highest standards, fitted with modern features such as a lift, an electric generator for lighting and full central heating. The house was furnished with artworks, antiques, furniture and artefacts from all around the world.

The house and the original family possessions were gifted by the last member of the family to the City of Dunedin in 1966.

Fully furnished, Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed since it was the Theomin Family home.

Contact us by

+64 3 477 3320

Physical Address

42 Royal Terrace
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

Adding Add to Itinerary Remove from Itinerary

Book now

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Based on 943 traveller reviews
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 30 Mar 2020: “A Time Capsule of early 20th Century...”
  • 17 Mar 2020: “Better than expected...”
  • 17 Mar 2020: “Wonderful”