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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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Great on a wet day!

Great place on a wet day. Just a donation to get in so reasonable place to take kids. there are a section or two that requires a fee to get in some great exhibition such an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brenda S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place on a wet day. Just a donation to get in so reasonable place to take kids. there are a section or two that requires a fee to get in some great exhibition such an antarctica, Maori, geological to name a few. Also a few hads on things for both adults and kids. The Paua house is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best museums I have ever seen in New Zealand. Very informative regarding the history of New Zealand. Worth spending your time with your friends and family.

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Thank Faith Charize C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum is a family favourite as it maintains a lot of the static displays (old cobble street/shops) as well as a regular turnover of new displays. You could easily spend a day here. I'm more of a whiz in - whiz out sort of person and even I spent a couple of hours there. Fantastic wet activity or on... More 

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

Enjoy some history and immerse yourself in the past. Many attractions with my favourite being the old time Canterbury street complete with horse to climb. Even an old time penny farthing cycle to hop onto and pedal (if your legs are long enough). There is a hands on discovery centre for a small charge complete with butterfly wall. extremely recommended.

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Thank Melper2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found it to be very informative about the early settlers and the native maori. Very close to the botanical gardens and the art gallery. All have cafés on site

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours wandering around and were blown away by the size and variety of history. A must see if you want to learn more about NZ and Christchurch. Its free so do it!!! Even our 7 and 5 year old enjoyed every moment, especially all of the animals and cool Maori implements.

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Kaikoura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a must visit place if you live in Christchurch to know some culture about this country. My favorite part is the room about the Antarctica trip back to old time. And it is free entry!!

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Thank Mei H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had fun time sitting on the horse, riding the penny farthing walking down the old street, viewing the early maori area. Lots to interest even a three yr old! Had fun in the cafe too while the mums had coffee and chatted, the kids had adventures with the kitchen and some big shapes in the play area.

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Thank Funbund
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW. Head to this museum. It's free, which is amazing. It's right next to the Information Center and botanical gardens. There are several floors and our favorite was the Antarctic exhibition. There's a great cafe on the top floor w nice views. We went twice because it was soooo informative and relaxing. (We noticed that kids loved it; there are... More 

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Thank KarenBonavita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum is well worth seeing. It's free as well which is a bonus. Great for all Family members no matter what their age is.

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