Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Museum, in the heart of the Cultural Precinct, is housed in an exquisite historic building.  The natural and human history Museum is renowned for its stunning displays of early Maori and European settlement. The Christchurch Street, a recreation of the city during the Victorian era, is a local favourite.  Other outstanding aspects to the Museum include artefacts and stories from the heroic era of Antarctic exploration, the Hall of Asian Decorative Arts and the Edgar Stead Hall of New Zealand birds.  Younger visitors to the Museum enjoy learning about the life of the Museum’s most famous resident, the mummy, Tash pen Khonsu and interacting with the natural world in Discovery.  The Museum Store holds memorable New Zealand gifts and the Museum Café is well situated for a break, overlooking the beautiful Botanic Gardens.


How to find us


Open daily 9.00am - 5.00 pm (April - September), 9.00am - 5.30pm (October - March), except Christmas day

How to find us

Located at the end of Worcester Boulevard next to the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. Five minutes walk from the Square or catch the historic tram.

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Contact Details

Contact: Reception

Phone: +64 3 366 5000

Fax: +64 3 366 5622

Address: Rolleston Ave

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