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Canterbury Museum
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$32.08*
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7-Hour Christchurch Small-Group Tour from Akaroa Wharf
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$17.82*
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
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$35.64*
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Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf
Ranked #5 of 249 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I really enjoyed this museum. It is one of the best I have visited. Beautiful items to browse through and a great display of Maori items as well.

Thank Snookystraveltips
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

After the EQs these building which stood up to all the shaking, it is worth having a look at all the history, the section on old Christchurch is great

Thank David Q
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The earthquake exhibit is well worth your time and donation. allow at least forty minutes to walk through. We were advised twenty minutes would be long enough, only had twenty minutes and had to walk through quickly and missed a lot

Thank CGRIFF90
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The museum is in a lovely spot near a big park. Lots of great exhibits - felt like I knew more about NZ and Christchurch after visiting.

Thank 22Alicia82
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The museum is good and often has great international class exhibitions. Very interesting history of the Canterbury region and some good areas for kids too. Pair with a visit to the botanical gardens for a good family day out.

Thank sookiefan
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