The Larnach Castle Story
Larnach Castle is privately owned and cared for by the Barker family who purchased it as their home in 1967.
Decades have been spent on the Castle's restoration, with the family having restored empty buildings from ruin and assembled a large collection of original New Zealand period furniture and antiques. This living collection showcases the craftsmanship and spirit of New Zealand.
Open to the public throughout, this restoration project has been funded through admission fees, gift shop purchases, food and beverage and the accommodation choices on offer.
The Barker family has always been committed to opening their home and sharing this significant period of Dunedin and New Zealand's history.
By making a purchase from our online gift shop you are helping save an important piece of New Zealand's history.