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Cluster of historic government buildings awaiting restorations

The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings are the only surviving provincial government buildings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BradJill
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Hong Kong, China
Still Hopeful!

Once the pride & joy of Cantabrians & the only remaining "Provincial" Council Buildings in NZ, we... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2009

The Canterbury Provincial Buildings were the seat of the Canterbury provincial government until the provinces were abolished in 1876. They are a stone and timber complex situated by the Avon River in the city centre. Some of it is given over to offices, but visitors can explore much of it including the beautiful vaulted stone chamber and the charming little manorial-style wooden chamber which looks out on to the river. There is also an interesting interpretation room describing the building's history and personalities. Most visitors don't even notice this place as it is under promoted and the main entrance is on an unappealing one-way street (Durham St). But it's one of the best things in central Christchurch, and best of all it's free!

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