The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery
The Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery is a small private Museum and gallery based in the home of artist, Bruce Mahalski.
Spread over three rooms of an old central city villa, the museum contains a collection of skulls, bones, biological curiosities, ethnological art and unusual cultural artifacts which the artist has collected over a life-time.
There is also a gallery featuring the artist's trademark textural bone sculptures and paintings of animals on canvas. The Museum also stocks a small collection of books and t-shirts.
The Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm. (Check the website for information about opening hours during public holidays etc.)
If you would like to visit the Museum outside this time you are welcome to message the Museum on this page and someone may be able open up for you if they are available.
The entry fee is $5 or free for children under the age of 10. Dogs are permitted if they are on a lead.
Conditions of Entry
Everyone is welcome but please be aware that the museum is part of a private house and entry is strictly at the discretion of the owner.
The museum is suitable for children but people under the age of 18 might not be admitted unless they are accompanied by an adult.
Parents are advised to maintain watchful vigilance over their children and any breakages will have to be paid for before leaving.
No-one obviously under the influence of alcohol will be admitted. Dogs are OK if on a lead.
Please note that security cameras are in operation at all times.
"Great way to spend some time entertaining and educating three boys of different ages - great value and well worth making the effort."
Trip Advisor review, July 2018