Canterbury Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-33665000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

Canterbury Museum - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Canterbury Museum

  • Canterbury Museum Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Canterbury Museum Contact Number: +64-33665000
  • Canterbury Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Canterbury Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Canterbury Museum(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Canterbury Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Canterbury Museum

  • 76.4% of people who visit Christchurch include Canterbury Museum in their plan

  • 37.27% of people start their Canterbury Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Canterbury Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

84.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canterbury Museum

People normally club together Air Force Museum Of New Zealand and Cathedral Square while planning their visit to Canterbury Museum.

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Canterbury Museum Trips

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Reviews

  • Great museum and I always love taking my toddler. It has a great collection of materials and gives a good history into NZ. It's small but tells some great stories. I like their exhibition rooms and they always have interesting things on display. The discovery area for children is pretty good but could do with a bit of an update. The cafe is well set up and in a great spot. The toilets are always clean but would benefit from an update too. All of the staff are helpful, kind and knowledgeable. A wonderful place to visit for people of all ages.

  • Really really impressed, particularly given its free (please donate however). So much to see, you will be there for hours Interactive area for kids ($2 to access) but well worth it. Really great museum

  • There is lots to see and do here, everything from culture to dinosaurs lots of hands on stuff for kids and even a cafe for when you get hungry. Entry is free though they reccommend a donation of $5pp . There is a rather cute gift / souvenir store which even had me tempted. Favourite spot was some eye opening photographs on the bottom floor. Beautifully presented and affected me more than I thought it would

  • What a local gem! By the number of exhibits per square meter they are one of the best. You are not expecting lots of stuff from a non-major museum, but they packed so much in so little space. New Zealand history and settlement, Maori history, war, Universe and science, Antarctic exploration, geology, biology, Egypt, China, Japan, environment and so on. One of the best museums I've seen (and I've seen a lot of them). Not the boring one, but very live with easy narrative style and full of fun for all ages. Lots of 'touch me' exhibits. Highly recommended and you won't be disappointed. Just don't try cafe upstairs. I had to give them 1-star rating.

  • Very diversified from old creatures to nature photos. Ancient egyptian sector, history and the most amazing the minerals and crystals stones part. There is a cafe, gift shop and area interesting for kids. Entrance for free but it will great of you donate.

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