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182 days ago

Canterbury Museum and 'Quake City' are closed

Canterbury Museum

Following the closure of Christchurch City Council community facilities at 4.00 pm on Saturday 21 March 2020, the Canterbury Museum Trust Board closed both the Museum and 'Quake City', our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Both remain closed until further … View more
Following the closure of Christchurch City Council community facilities at 4.00 pm on Saturday 21 March 2020, the Canterbury Museum Trust Board closed both the Museum and 'Quake City', our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Both remain closed until further notice. We will watch developments with the Covid-19 situation carefully and hope to reopen as soon as we safely can.

See our website for updates.

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648 days ago

New exhibition ‘Kura Pounamu’ opens Saturday

Canterbury Museum

See more than 200 pounamu treasures, including jewellery, tools and weapons. Touch giant pounamu boulders. Learn about how this precious stone is formed, its uses and its importance to generations of New Zealanders.

From 15 December at Canterbury Museum.
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718 days ago

Meet the Museum’s canine characters

Canterbury Museum

Our new exhibition ‘Dogs in Antarctica: Tales from the Pack’ tells the stories of the sledge dogs who helped explorers like Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton traverse the icy continent.

Kids can look at what the dogs ate, learn about the equipment they used, and … View more
Our new exhibition ‘Dogs in Antarctica: Tales from the Pack’ tells the stories of the sledge dogs who helped explorers like Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton traverse the icy continent.

Kids can look at what the dogs ate, learn about the equipment they used, and name an Antarctic dog for a chance to win prizes. A perfect expedition for your pack these school holidays!
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767 days ago

Nature up close at Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum

Erlend Haarberg snapped this pair of mountain hares scrapping over food one night in Norway. His arresting image is on display now at Canterbury Museum alongside almost 100 others as part of the exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’.

The photographs, which are on loan from … View more
Erlend Haarberg snapped this pair of mountain hares scrapping over food one night in Norway. His arresting image is on display now at Canterbury Museum alongside almost 100 others as part of the exhibition ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’.

The photographs, which are on loan from London’s Natural History Museum, showcase the incredible diversity of the natural world and tell important conservation stories. ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ is free to visit, and it’s on until 18 November.
Find out more!

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887 days ago

ANZAC Day Gallery Tours of World War One Exhibition

Canterbury Museum

Join a Gallery Tour of our exhibition 'Canterbury and World War One – Lives Lost Lives Changed' on ANZAC Day, with Dr Jill Haley Curator Human History. To book your place follow the link to our website.

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