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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About Us

The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is part of the now closed Dunedin Gasworks which was New Zealand’s first and last gasworks, operating from 1863 until 1987. It is one of only three known preserved gasworks museums in the world. This is a significant local and world heritage site.

Visiting the Museum?


Casual visiting rates open days
The Museum is open every Sunday of the month from 12noon until 4pm. There is a small charge for visiting the Museum.


Casual visitor rates:
Individual: $5.00
Children 12 and under are FREE

Group Visits:
Seniors, School & Education Groups, Non-waged.
School groups under 16 years of age must have a ratio of 1 adult to 6 students.

Adults: $5.00 per person

Children: $3.00
To discuss your booking call Keith James 03 473 7806 , book online or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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