Great place if you enjoy museums. Such a great selection. Could spend hours there topped off by the cafe for lunch
About Canterbury Museum
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The Canterbury Museum is a great place to spend a chilly winters afternoon. Each time I visit there is a new display and the museum has a significant collection that can be rotated through the display and storage cycle. The archives and reading rooms have...More
We love the museum as this winter is a bit cold in Christchurch. We ended up spending a bit of time in this museum. Once the weather clear up, so explore the garden next door. Only next to the beautiful Botanical Garden.
This museum is a local landmark, dating from early Christchurch and surviving the earthquakes. Good displays of Maori history and artefacts, birds, Antarctica, and strangely Asian arts.
We were amazed that there was no entry fee. The exhibits were beautifully displayed & gave us an insight into the early settlement of Christchurch. We had a delicious lunch in the onsite coffee shop.
Gets lots of tourists, but something for everyone and changing exhibtions, enjoyed the AirNZ show up to recently