The Dunedin gasworks became New Zealand’s first city gasworks in 1863 and was the country’s last to operate when it closed in 1987.
### ODT Online Sat, 12 Feb 2011
Mayor commends gasworks efforts
By John Gibb
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is “hugely important” both internationally and for the city’s own history, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says. After addressing more than 100 people at a function at the museum on Thursday evening, Mr Cull officially opened the museum’s restored and redeveloped fitting shop. The main $900,000 restoration and redevelopment project was completed in December.
One of only three such working sites in the world, Dunedin Gasworks Museum offers a unique industrial heritage experience.
“In our Victorian boiler room, we still generate the steam power that drove the system. See New Zealand’s oldest beam engine at work among our massive steam-powered pumps and purifying equipment. Experience the story of this vintage machinery.”
Open every Tuesday and the first and third Sundays of every month.
Hours: 12 noon to 4pm.
Group bookings are welcome at any time.
20 Braemar Street, South Dunedin
(near South Dunedin Warehouse and Pak’N Save)
Phone: (03) 455 5063
Email: info @gasworksmuseum.org.nz
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr