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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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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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Well worth a visit

There is a lot to see here. The bonus was the excellent exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci which was very comprehensive. The exhibits were well presented and interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Janette G
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Frizington, United Kingdom

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Frizington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot to see here. The bonus was the excellent exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci which was very comprehensive. The exhibits were well presented and interesting and covered a huge variety so an interest for everyone. Not to be missed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went again recently to see the Leonardo da Vinci machines display and also the corrugated art. The museum is easy to wander through whether it you are keen on natural, cultural, or local history. Frequent visiting displays make it somewhere to visit often.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I learned so much about the Canterbury Region from the museum. The layout was fantastic and I loved the display and information provided. I definitely recommend this place.

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Naples, Florida
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525 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be honest, we dashed in to use the toilet, and stayed on to enjoy the wide variety of exhibits. From history to art, there seems to be a bit of everything for everyone. Certainly time well spent.

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New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has a great collection! I spent 3 hours wandering this museum on my own (probably longer than I would have in a group). There are halls dedicated to geology, history, wildlife, and special exhibitions. I was here on a Sunday during summer, but even during the weekend there was plenty of space to wander around. My favorite part... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Could spend many hours there. We have now been several times and still it changes often with new displays. A nice experience on a wet or cold Christchurch day. Local history is a major feature as you would expect. Some nice pieces also from over seas. A nice time and free, (donations accepted).

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Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to get an idea of some local history not for everybody but there is a great section for the kids with lots of hands on things for them to do

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here nearly every time I have been in Christchurch so it has lost ist appeal for me but my grandson semmed to enjoy it.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many things to see in this place and the layout - which encourages people to go up and down stairs, explore nooks and crannies - ensures entertainment all throughout. The best part is that there is no admission fee! It is right beside the Botanic Gardens, and right in front of it is where nakedbus picks up... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened upon the museum en route to the Botanical Garden and were delighted that a daVinci "machine" exhibit was on display. Fascinating. Many other great permanent exhibits as well.

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