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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Canterbury Museum
- Entry to the museum is free.
- Donations are accepted and appreciated.
- Discovery Exhibit: $2
How to Reach Canterbury Museum
- Rolleston Avenue bus stop
- Museum Cafe
- Coffee Corner
- Cook ‘N’ With Gas
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65.89% of people who visit Christchurch include Canterbury Museum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
37.27% of people start their Canterbury Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Canterbury Museum
84.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum Reviews & Ratings
A great place to visit and learn history. My 3 years kid love this museum. Admission is free of charge or voluntary donation. Staffs are friendly and thank you for New Zealand hospitality. I hope this museum can receive enough funding and continue running for the next generations. Overall 5/5 stars.
It's totally a different experience.This was the best historical museum I have visited after the Mysore palace in India. But the best feature is they are maintaining it at the best with lights and music. While we are inside it feels like we are in ancient age and will come out only when we are out. They accept donations and entry is free
A great place to visit! We visited the Discovery room first. My 17month old Granddaughter loved it and was able to have hands on approach! Then we walked around some of the rest of the Museum on the way out and she loved looking at things at her eye level. Fantastic Antarctica information and more about what is happening to our Polar Bears.
I always like visiting the Canterbury Museum. It has the exhibits that don't change. It also has new and interactive displays and exhibits coming and going from time to time. This is a most interesting place to go and see because there is a great variety of things to look at as well as lots of hands on stuff. A great place to visit and a should do stop for all to enjoy.
Was there in May 2019. It’s very educational and lovely to see the effort put in to get those display items. I guess that’s what a museum is for . They don’t charge admission fee however they do ask for a volunteered donation after you completed your visit . Which I felt , was very sweet of them. One can donate according to how much you felt as appreciative of their efforts in putting all those exhibitions together.