Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

4.6
Take a journey through the history, cultural heritage, and natural environment of Christchurch and its surrounding regions at Canterbury Museum. Stemming from the personal collection of the 19th-century geologist and explorer Julius von Haast, the museum now houses over two million artifacts. These range from geological treasures and dinosaur bones to Maori artwork and vehicles used for exploring Antarctica. Free guided tours are available on certain days; these are open to all, with no requirement to make reservations. Check the museum's website in advance for the days offered. All onsite facilities are designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. Before you head to Christchurch, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Christchurch tour itinerary builder tool , to make sure you see all that Christchurch has to offer, including Canterbury Museum.
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  • October 12, 2017
    Letaknya berdampingan dengan Christchurch Botanical Garden . Menempati sebuah gedung dengan Arsitektur yang cantik. Terdiri dari beberapa lantai walaupun tidak terlalu luas. Kita bisa melihat dan mend...  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    The kids always love a visit. Always something new to see. Good cafe. Pity the magic floor has gone from the Discovery area.  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    First off it's free. But the historians have really done some get work displaying the artifacts. My favorite was the decorative arts room, it's made me feel like it's was a Victorian version of the Co...  more »
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  • September 8, 2017
    One of the greatest attractions in Christchurch, allow at least 2 to 3 hours to enjoy all the exhibitions. It entertains all age groups. Great location, admission is free but donation is recommended. If you are new in Christchurch I must suggest to visit.
  • August 6, 2017
    Great place to drop by and visit. Lots of interesting things are displayed here so you can learn about history and nature. We loved every single second we spend here. Will visit again we had a blast!
  • August 12, 2017
    The number one attraction in Christchurch. A Must. Admission is free but donation recommended. This place is big with lots of exhibition from dinosaurs fossils, Egyptian mummy, to 1900 village and Paua House and Antarctic Machinery. Allow 2 hours minimum. Kids will love the discovery Centre ($2)
  • September 14, 2017
    Great place to hang out but some of the exhibitions might be a bit scary for children.
  • September 22, 2017
    I spent a couple of hours walking through all the exhibitions.They had the HĀKUI || WOMEN 0F KĀI TAHU which was interesting as was the Māori Galleries which showed their daily way of life, their weapons & treasures. The Bird & ASIan Art was also interesting, loved Fred & Myrtle's Pāuā Shell House, what passion they had for the humble Pāuā Shell. Most of the exhibition was free. Good gift shop

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