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Canterbury Museum

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Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 5000
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Description: Travel back in time through numerous exhibits of the Canterbury regions...
Travel back in time through numerous exhibits of the Canterbury regions cultural and natural history.
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World class museum in a small town, which you can see for a small monetary contribution ($10). I am comparing it to the museum in Perth, where they charge exorbitant amounts to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

World class museum in a small town, which you can see for a small monetary contribution ($10). I am comparing it to the museum in Perth, where they charge exorbitant amounts to see pathetic exhibits.

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times! It's quite interesting. Highlight was the bizarre shell house! I came here to see part of the street art exhibition a few months ago too!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Like all museums in NZ, they are all including this one have their own character and feel like a wonder land. It has something for every age group, traveler or local to be fascinated about. A must see in your trip to Christchurch.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved the Egyptian mummy and bird displays. Also the old shops and historic displays. Really think its worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited the museum for the spider exhibit which was ok, not great, but, there was so much to see and that we left feeling enriched. The Whole House Reuse exhibit was excellent and so was the Paua shell house. This outing is excellent and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great lesson of history! Few floors to watch and very interesting Maori exhibitions. Well recommended.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed having a look around, the egyptian mummy was interesting. highly recommend, no entry fee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family and I had such a great time visiting the Museum, there was so much to see and my son learnt so much about the area, the quake and the people who lived and live there, it really was an enjoyable outing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Having tour the city of Christchurch and studied the devastation of the earthquake the museum gives a detailed story of the life of Christchurch before and after that dreadful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the best Ive visited! Very well organised & maintained. I especially loved the Maori exhibition with the excellent presentation. Looked so real & very informative. There are so many interesting exhibitions or sections, this was the only museum I didnt feel like leaving. Tips: Make sure you set-aside a few hours to see it all! For someone who... More 

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Additional Information about Canterbury Museum

Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 5000
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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