Canterbury Museum

Experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Be transported back to our pioneering days and find out about Christchurch and Canterbury today. Children can enjoy hands on fun at Discovery ($2 entry). Frequent special exhibitions.

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Experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage. Rare Maori artefacts and the stories behind them will fascinate you. Our Antarctic Gallery celebrates the heroic age of discovery and exploration. The Christchurch Street transports you back in time with the sights and sounds of pioneering days. Clothing and accessories from yesteryear are joined by decorative treasures in our galleries. Living Canterbury offers the chance for visitors to find out how Cantabrians live. Children will enjoy hands on fun at Discovery, our natural history centre ($2 entry). Frequent special exhibitions. Café and store.

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Physical address

Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, 8013, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9.00 am - 5.00 pm (April - September) 9.00 am - 5.30 pm (October - March).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 minutes by car or taxi
Proximity to town:
Central Christchurch

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