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Nineteenth-century ship captains were extraordinary seafarers, navigating the treacherous waters of Aotearoa New Zealand. But did you know that many of them might also be considered renaissance men? They were explorers rubbing shoulders with VIPs, accessing places few others were able to visit and amassing fascinating collections of flora, fauna and geological samples.

Join Otago Museum's Honorary Curator History of Science, Rosi Crane, as she shares some of her extensive research into these collecting captains. This will be followed by a walking tour through Captains, Collectors, Friends & Adventurers hosted by our own Curator, Jaqui Knowles and avid maritime collector, Godfrey Reid.

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 08 March 2023