Visiting Olveston

The stately home of Olveston

This is the upstairs of the grand, stately home of Olveston here in Dunedin. It was built between 1904 and 1907 for wealthy English merchant David Theomin who wanted to create an English country house in the city for his wife Marie and their two children Edward and Dorothy. Olveston was a family home from the time it was built in 1906 until 1966 when Dorothy, the last remaining member of the family, passed away. It was then bequeathed to the City of Dunedin and opened to the public the following year.

One thought on “Visiting Olveston”

  1. It’s a place I’ve never visited but great to see it is being well maintained. Glad I don’t have to keep it clean though 😂

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