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Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Museum

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Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Avoid long lines at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre by having admission included. Another highlight is a visit to the Tasman Glacier, and a delicious lunch is included too.
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Kay004 wrote a review Oct 15
New Zealand192 contributions20 helpful votes
This was the collection that stood out for me, having never seen one at any other museum. Even if you don't think you'll find the history of antarctic exploration interesting, some of this is. Also really enjoyed their current display of 150 special items. The unexpected special treat was seeing a (long dead and stuffed) extinct Tasmanian tiger.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Bigcookiebear wrote a review Oct 14
Auckland, New Zealand147 contributions18 helpful votes
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It’s a small museum compared to thrones we saw at other parts of the country. But it has got its own unique displays. And it’s free!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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victoriabO2792YC wrote a review Sep 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand100 contributions8 helpful votes
One of the best exhibits I have been to. Completely blown away by displays and depth of information. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from CantMuseum, Senior Visitor Host at Canterbury Museum
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thank you so much for effusive comments about this wonderful exhibition which was designed and created by Nelson Provincial Museum. We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. kind regards, Donna
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klew97 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Rafael, California90 contributions40 helpful votes
I liked that they had a variety of exhibits, from Maori culture to Antarctic exploration to old-timey streets and shops. As expected, you'll find plenty of interactivity for the young ones, classic natural history displays, and looking towards the future. Even better, it's free, but you couldn't tell based on the extensive selection.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from CantMuseum, Visitor Host at Canterbury Museum
Responded Aug 21, 2020
We're so glad you enjoyed the variety of exhibitions on display here at the museum. We work hard to provide both old favourites (the Christchurch Street has been popular for decades!) as well as new topics like "Our Moon" for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for visiting and sharing such positive feedback. Kind regards, Kate
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Road59168159507 wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
If you’re looking for something to do the museum is a great stop. From showcasing Christchurch’s humble beginnings through to Antarctic exploration and birds. There’s a Maori cultural exhibition and the Asian culture is showcased as well. If you’re visiting with kids the $2 admission activity zone looks like a great way to entertain them for a few hours as well.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from CantMuseum, Visitor Host at Canterbury Museum
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Thank you for your positive review. We're so glad you enjoyed exploring our diverse exhibitions. Yes, the Discovery area is very popular with children (and many adults) for its incredible, up-close displays of insect and animal specimens. You'll have to pop through there next time! Kind regards, Kate
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