Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Museum is a museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. The museum was established in 1867 and it is held in a beautiful purpose built Gothic Revival building that was built in 1870 and has been expanded multiple times since. The museum's collection is based on New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage with the collection of former director Julius von Haast originally forming its core. It is the place to go in the city to learn about the heritage of New Zealand with displays on such subjects as the Maori and much more.

Getting there

The museum is situated in the city centre of Christchurch. The museum is a 10-15 minute walk away from the main train station in the city. The Queenstown-Christchurch bus stops outside of the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily, 9am-5.30pm. Entry to the museum is free, but a donation is welcomed by the museum.

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  • Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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  • +64 3-366 5000

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