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Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-366 5000
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Free entry (donations appreciated) where you can experience New Zealand's...

Free entry (donations appreciated) where you can experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural history heritage. Rare Maori artefacts and the stories behind them will fascinate you. See the famous Paua Shell House recreated in the Museum. Walk down the Christchurch Street and be transported back in time with the sights and sounds of pioneering days. Discover the heroic age of exploration and discovery in the Antarctic subcontinent.

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Air New Zealand exhibition

Visited the museum for the first time to see the Air NZ exhibition. Beautiful building and on a wet day, not too crowded. The exhibition was excellent and noted there was plenty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the museum for the first time to see the Air NZ exhibition. Beautiful building and on a wet day, not too crowded. The exhibition was excellent and noted there was plenty of other displays to view.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth going to see especially the interactive flight. Staff are excellent and the exhibition is a great trip down memory lane

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of variety in exhibits. My friends and I all had our own favorite parts. They also had a children's exploration section that looked fantastic. The special exhibit of New Zealand Airlines was quite good as well. Seeing the size of the kiwi and albatross was also surprising. We spent a couple hours looking around the museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It had a range of exhibitions and is definitely worth a visit. The new Zealand airline one is very good as is the historical one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comprehensive look at local and national history. The walk through street dating back to the Victorian period was very interesting along with exhibits of cultural and social development.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see, so make sure you have a good 2 hours to visit. The 75th Anniversary of Air NZ shouldn't be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went into the museum after a trip around the botanical gardens. Great little museum where you can learn loads about the local culture and history. There is also a really good section on Antarctica too. Highly recommended.

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 hours here. Fantastic. Indigenous display was outstanding. Local history and the Pua house was great. Dont miss the Christchurch museum while in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main reason I visited was to see the Air New Zealand exhibit. The museum has a number of levels. Entry is free, so you don't have to see everything at once. There are interesting sections about Maori life before European contact, and native bird and animal displays.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very interesting visit with a wide range of subjects for most people.With free wi-fi it is easy to follow up on anything.The early European display and Maori galleries are so well displayed with a lot of information.Children have a great opportunity to use and learn natural history.It is quite easy to navigate around the museum, the cafe is on... More 

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