The old gasworks site, where coal gas was produced and reticulated throughout older Dunedin, is now a fascinating museum. This is no ordinary museum though; this is a place where you can wander around at will and explore spaces still black with dust. It operated from 1863 until 1987, and is one of only three preserved sites still existing in the world.
The museum features a unique collection of 5 steam pumping engines, which remain where they spent their working lives, and an older engine imported from Scotland in 1868. The machinery will be working, and we’ll have steam punk models on Saturday.
|Ambassador:||Convention presenter Frank Pawluck has many years experience as a professional portrait photographer and educator. Frank will be on this trip to answer questions and inspire your photography.|
|Added extras:||In addition to the normal gasworks buildings and machinery, members of the local Steampunk group will be available for portraits during this field trip.
A Fuji representative will be present with an excellent selection of the latest Fuji equipment for you to try, including the fast fixed portrait lenses and the new Fuji GFX camera.
Important Trip Information
|This trip is on Saturday morning.|
|You won't find any glass cabinets at this museum - just lots of history.
There will be steam punk models onsite for this trip. https://www.gasworksmuseum.org.nz/
We will have exclusive use of the museum during this time.
There are no refreshments available onsite.
|Nothing special is required for this trip.|
|Transport for this trip is via Heritage Bus. Please note, these buses do not kneel like modern buses, so there is a step required to enter/exit the bus.|
|There are toilets available onsite.|
Hop on the bus at the venue and hop off at the museum. A low level of fitness is required.
It is an easy flat walk around the museum and grounds.