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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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The Re-Cycled Earthquake Damaged House Exhibition is worth a visit !!

For all those who have never thought about what options there are for re-using materials from a home that is to be demolished - the results on show at the Museum will amaze you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

For all those who have never thought about what options there are for re-using materials from a home that is to be demolished - the results on show at the Museum will amaze you !!. It shows that New Zealand still has plenty of incredible crafts people - in past times they just used "No 8 Wire" . These people... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well, it’s a museum and I’d consider this a bad weather option. On a nice day, I’d much rather walk in the Botanical Gardens, which start just behind the museum. There are a few interesting things to learn about Christchurch and Canterbury, but it’s the old style museum and it’s a bit tough to keep the attention of this multi... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of the best museums we have visited. We were blown away by the t-shirt exhibit. Never learn so much about T-shirt in my entire life, from history to R18 exhibit. it was refreshing to visit such an open minded museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just outside the Botanical Gardens and close to the city centre this is a museum worth going to. It has something for everyone. Interesting Maori exhibits. Personally I enjoyed the Antarctic expedition exhibits. Plenty of stuffed birds to look at and the museum has it's very own mummy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Always worth a little visit to kill a couple of hours. Changes exhibitions regularly enough can always see something new

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Tamworth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Brilliant restored planes and vehicles. Plenty of easy to read stories of real life events. Plenty for children to participate in. Good cafe. Friendly volunteers to answer any questions.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had a day to spend before my companion arrived and spent some time in this museum. I have to say I LOVE dioaramas and the ones here on Maori life were excellent. I learnt quite a bit. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours in this, otherwise, rather bleak town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This has to be among the most interesting museums I have ever been to. It has a street from way back redone, with photo opportunity for the kids to have a pic taken on a penny farthing bike and also on a horse. Being central, interesting and free, we came here more than once and always found something new we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent for both locals and visitors, the museum has something for all ages. Personal highlights include a great collection of artifacts and models from New Zealand's Antarctic explorations and 'The Christchurch Street' - a recreation of an early christchurch shopping street. Bored kids always become rapidly unbored in the Discovery Room ($2 entry) on the second floor, all sorts of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My Grandchildren and I visit the Museum most school holidays and we enjoy the displays and entertainment provided for children at this time. We also like viewing all the things from the past such as china, furniture and pictures.Well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about Canterbury Museum

Address: 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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