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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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This is a free museum and a great place to take children. A lot of history which was good. Had the t-shirt display which was very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Launceston, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a free museum and a great place to take children. A lot of history which was good. Had the t-shirt display which was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The first floor had antiques, history, historic streets,etc., and the top floor had very nice travelogue about Antarctica. Very enjoyable. Low key...2hrs for adults and 1 hr for kids

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We followed Lonely Planet's advice and focused on the section on the Maori, the old town street and also the shell house. It's a fun museum and given it is right next to the Botanic Gardens makes for a good pairing.

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Hobart, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum, situated next to the beautiful botanical gardens, and on a tram spot. Particularly their current History of the T Shirt exhibition....who knew this was so interesting?

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting much, I really just went here because it is on the tram route... but it was really well done! The pack a LOT into what looks from the outside to be a small space, and it is all very professionally done. Will visit again at some point, for sure.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST DO in Christchurch and it's free !! So many different exhibits and especially the early history and the poster display. Great shop with friendly staff to help and tell you about the exhibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

First time visitors could spend 3 or 4 hours here or longer if you like to stop and read everything. Plenty of things to keep the kids interested and changing exhibits make it fun to visit every few months. Historic building and huge variety. For example, check out an Egyptian mummy, Victorian style Street, Maori history and our family favourite,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well laid out with lots of information. Many exhibitions and something to interest most people both historic and modern . Small exhibitions to the side.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a brilliant place to explore, with some of what we expected and much of what we didn't! We visited with our young adult sons and they found it very interesting too - and were the last to exit. From the natural and Maori history to the early European settlers and shell house, there was such a variety but... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

this was a lovely place to visit and is Free (though donations are kindly accepted). Many exhibits through time and I loved the Antartica section. Spent 90 minutes wandering through and never bored. Only exhibit that I did not take an interest in was the T Shirt display. Definitely recommend a visit to this museum.

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