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Travelling is an education in itself. Every destination is a learning experience, thanks to local institutions that have preserved stories and artefacts from generations past.
The part of New Zealand that is bounded by the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers, the Pacific Ocean and Southern Alps, has a special history – and institution - of its own.
This special heritage is celebrated at Mid Canterbury’s Ashburton Museum.
In the “Collector’s Corner,” Ashburton collectors show off their treasures for one month. The main collection has been formed through the generous donations of Mid Canterbury families. Seeing their past on display puts the region in perspective for visitors who enjoy a glimpse into history.
The Ashburton Museum and Mid Canterbury region is only one hour’s drive from Christchurch International Airport. Travellers can quickly immerse themselves in a rich agricultural region, understanding the spirit of early settlers and the way this part of the South Island has developed over time.
Are they really seven Ashburtons in the world? Find out by visiting the one-of-a-kind Ashburton Museum.
It’s easy to book accommodation and plan your visit – find Mid Canterbury visitor informationhere.
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