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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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Educational and interesting display

Went there twice as I arrived closed to the 5pm closing time in my first visit. The exhibits are well layout. Very educational on the history, wildlife of new zealand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there twice as I arrived closed to the 5pm closing time in my first visit. The exhibits are well layout. Very educational on the history, wildlife of new zealand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent an engaged couple of hours here with my 8 year old son. Starts with Maori and european early history, but also has natural history and antarctic sections. There is a charge if a couple of dollars pp for the kids duscovery centre, but itvis worth the cost.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent about an hour looking around the museum. Good displays in particular the whole house of the couple who had a collection of pau shells. Very interesting how the New Zealanders set out their displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Something of interest for everyone. Great balance of information -enough but not too much. Loved the Paua House.

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Picton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Christchurch I would definitely recommend this museum. The exhibitions are detailed and explanatory. There are heaps of things to look at. We had a great time looking in the Antarctic section as well as the smart play-mat in the kids discovery section. We also went to a special school holidays program 'Night at the museum' which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a great place to take the grandkids. Always presented which excellence. Then you can go outside to the botanical gardens and let them run around and play in the playground

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a lovely museum with a lot of unique stuff I hadn't seen before. But the most important thing was the Fred and Myrtle exhibit. I don't want to spoil it if you don't know who Fred and Myrtle are, because we had no idea before we went, and this was a wonderful surprise. Go see it.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to spend some time with a wide variety of displays. I spent a couple of hours wondering around at the display's. I highly recommend a visit here.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very thorough museum, a wide range of artefacts and exhibits. Some great stuff for kids as well. You'd have to spend a couple of days here to see it all. Great considering it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of different areas of interest. Really liked the radio section which I think runs until August this year .

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