Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
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Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
Located within an architecturally magnificent building, the Canterbury Museum was started in the year 1870. The museum started with a collection of moa bones and bird skins, but today, the collections comprise more than 2.1 million items encompassing Antarctic expeditions, Canterbury settlement, ethnology and natural history.
Canterbury Museum Ticket Prices
- Entry to the museum is free.
- Donations are accepted and appreciated.
- Discovery Exhibit: $2
How To reach Canterbury Museum by Public Transport
- Rolleston Avenue bus stop
Restaurants Near Canterbury Museum
- Museum Cafe
- Coffee Corner
- Cook ‘N’ With Gas
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Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Reviews
This is an amazing museum, they have interesting areas of the museum and some expositions that they change every while. They even have a replica of the Christchurch street that I loved! You can actually get in to the stores and feel part of it. The museum is free of charge and afterwords you can always walk on the gardens that they are around the museum. Also, a lot of free shuttles and excursions at round the city start on this museum.
Excellent museum that punches well above its size and contains a host of fascinating displays. Free entry (with donations gratefully accepted)) makes this a perfect place to spend a few hours. If you're bringing children, save a couple of dollars for access to the kids area where they can easily spend another couple of hours romping about. Well worth a visit!
Great museum, there's a lot of interesting things to see. I wish I had been here before spending over a hundred dollars at the Antarctic Centre, I found the Antarctic exhibition at Canterbury museum far more interesting. And at $0 (I donated $10 yesterday and $20 today) it's far better value for money. The free tour is awesome.
I am a museum lover, i would say this is one of the best museums i have ever visited. A must visit place to visit in Christchurch. The museum has a lot of interesting display of histories and cultures. We enjoyed magnificent full scale sculptures and history about Maori. The Antartic part is awesome and love the big snow vehicles. There were also a complete range of birds (including kiwi of course), penguins and other animals displays which look very real. We were lucky as there was a special exhibition of 50 best National Geographic Photographs. Beautiful photos were displayed in large format with a lot of stories behind each photo. There is also a very interesting Paua Shell House Exhibition with adjacent theatre showing the video history of the house. I wish we could spent the whole day in this museum!
It was great. Particularly enjoyed the National Geographic 50 Best Photographs display. Took a 10 year old who wanted to go to the mall but afterwards she said the Museum was better so felt that was a good endorsement.