Canterbury Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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

  • 95% of people who visit Christchurch include Canterbury Museum in their plan

  • 39.87% of people start their Canterbury Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

84.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canterbury Museum

People normally club together Quake City and Cathedral Square while planning their visit to Canterbury Museum.

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Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Reviews

  • We were very impressed by the various displays on offer at the museum. The children enjoyed the light display (especially the VR experience) and the various vehicles on display. The Antarctic section was really fascinating to me personally and I enjoyed the history of its exploration depicted. Perfect for a rainy weekend day.

  • Great place to take the kids. It is $2 for the discovery room which my kids love and still love even though we go maybe 5 times a ear at least! They always have different exhibitions on.

  • Beautiful place to visit. Lots of interesting things to see. Fabulous staff and friendly. Gold coin donation. Love the shell house. Stunning. Take your time to see what they have to offer and learn.

  • Visited the museum not expecting much but I was blown away. I'd say it's a better museum than Te Papa in Wellington because the variety of exhibitions they have are great. I would really recommend the Arctic exhibition they have and the old retail street they have recreated. Highly recommend paying a visit

  • Beautiful museum with lots of arts and culture to explore. Well within reach as it's just in the tramway stop. Also got nice shop to buy souvenirs. Also a really nice cafe on to floor with amazing views of the garden. Such an amazing place to visit if you are in Christchurch. Don't miss

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