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Canterbury Museum
Christchurch Top 8 in Can't Miss Attractions

146 Reviews
From October to March 9:00-17:30, April to September 9:00-17:00, Christmas is not open.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Phone: +64-3-3665000

What people are saying:

the flowers around the museum are so beautiful the place so wonderful

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  • simoneshakur

    Christchurch museum review

    I took my partner here for his first time recently, and I have been here before. I love this museum! They always have new things everytime I go and it is very rich in culture of Maori, you'll love it ...

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  • WilsonFamilyNz

    Always good

    Love this place every since was a kid, new things too see all the time, but sad to see them having to apologise for certain things, after all this is history

    Reviewed on /Date(1610045138000+0800)/
  • IanA2319

    Museum Cafe

    I can't find the Canterbury Museum Cafe on Tripadvisor. It had the fasted coffee service of our South Island trip, comfortable seating and a nice view of the Botanical Gardens.

    Reviewed on /Date(1609420303000+0800)/
  • roaming_kiwi58

    Another visit for locals

    We live in Christchurch and regularly visit the Museum to see special exhibitions. This time we visited to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Some excellent photography. Some photo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609350565000+0800)/
  • MMMedits

    Keep Going Back!

    Visit the Canterbury Museum for an excellent take on the history of Christchurch from prehistory to recent. But don't miss the famous Chinese Collection, one of the best in the world outside China, th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1608381497000+0800)/

Additional Information


Located in the heart of Christchurch, the Canterbury Museum has an elegant European-style exterior that displays the history of the Canterbury region and the treasures of the Eurasian region. You can learn not only about Maori culture and art, but also many about the Antarctic. exhibition. In addition, the third floor also has a discovery center for children, which is very suitable for parent-child activities. Through various interesting interactive facilities, children can learn about natural history.
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