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Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-366 5000
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09:00 - 17:30
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Wed 09:00 - 20:30
Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Free entry (donations appreciated) where you can experience New Zealand's...

Free entry (donations appreciated) where you can experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural history heritage. Rare Maori artefacts and the stories behind them will fascinate you. See the famous Paua Shell House recreated in the Museum. Walk down the Christchurch Street and be transported back in time with the sights and sounds of pioneering days. Discover the heroic age of exploration and discovery in the Antarctic subcontinent.

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We did the ground floor and enjoyed the Maori and Air NZ special exhibition. The film about the Paua house is kitsch but fascinating. Very good cafe and shop. Need to return

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Croydon, United Kingdom

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the ground floor and enjoyed the Maori and Air NZ special exhibition. The film about the Paua house is kitsch but fascinating. Very good cafe and shop. Need to return

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with family from Blenheim & absolutely loved the experience, will definitely bring my wee boy back here again

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great activity if a rainy day as you can spend a couple of hours here easily. Well set out and interesting displays.

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the museum late December to view the Air NZ display. It is fabulous & exciting for children. Very hands on too with being able to paint & aircraft on the computer. I as an adult enjoyed being taken back in time to N.A.C days & a trip through the ages of Air NZ & how it has grown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You may donate some money at entrance as they don't charge entry fee but still need to maintain everything. 不收门票的博物馆不多见,其中的文化收藏相当丰富,值得各类家庭游尤其是有青少年的家庭,对于新西兰的历史背景和发展有很好便捷的解读。如果可能请在入口处少少捐款以便博物馆更好更全面地为大家服务。

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This exhibition takes you back and forward and is really worthwhile. It is memorable and then you put on 21C gear and look into the future - it is awesome. Do not forget that Air NZ is the aster of innovation when it comes to explanation of the safety features on its aircraft.

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the Antarctic area and the AirNZ displays (which did have items for interaction, such as a short film from the cockpit showing a landing of another where you could select interviews with ground staff on their job roles during changeovers). We didn't visit the history area having so enjoyed the Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome museum!! Lots to see and do and can easily spend 2+ hours here looking around. They have a Air New Zealand exhibition on at the moment- worth the visit!

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... It is a well organized and managed museum, even with a cafe with views into the Botanical gardens. We've enjoyed very much the special exhibition around the 75 years jubilee of Air New Zealand. Great show!

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Fantastic staff, exhibitions, displays & information. Our visiting friends & their children loved their experience here - so much to see & do! And being right in the Botanical Gardens made it all an easy, interesting half day spent in this area of the city. Also, it was refreshing to see staff who actually looked happy and had the... More 

CantMuseum, Team Member at Canterbury Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We're pleased to see you enjoyed your visit and that our dedicated staff impressed you. Be sure to come back and experience our Air New Zealand 75 Years Exhibition. More 

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