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About Canterbury Museum
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Been several times and always found something new. Great learning opportunities for all ages. Centrally placed and easy to find. Learn more about New Zealand by visiting the museum. Will be visiting again when I return. Recommended!
Went for the guided tour at 330pm on Thursday. The guide told us stories about the Moa, the Māori people which got me really intrigued by their heritage and culture, the expeditions to the Antarctic and his favorite barber who was a failed politician. Amazing...More
A small museum, nestled alongside the Botanic Gardens on the edge of the city. Well run with friendly and informative staff with some interesting exhibits and a couple of photo opportunities for children and families. Gift shop has interesting items for sale but I found...More
Consider you are in Christchurch, not a huge city and certainly not with limitless funding, and you have to applaud the work done on the Canterbury Museum to keep it relevant and appealing to all ages and cultures. Interactive stuff for kids, antarctic area that...More
Having visited museums in Wellington, we were wonderfully surprised by the quality of this relatively small place, which contained a number of great exhibits. The Paua Shell House exhibit was brilliant...
I visited with a four year old and we had lots of fun exploring all the different rooms. She kept asking me "What's next". Love the diversity of displays and the interactive discovery room for children. This was a great activity for a wet afternoon.
This is one of the best museums we've seen - world wide. Maori history was beautifully and professionally covered, Antarctic exploration detailed in full, earthquake devastation covered (in a different venue) and so much more.