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Ancient penguins lived alongside dinosaurs?

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:42 am | Canterbury Museum

Artist’s impression of a group of Waimanu penguins on a beach in Paleocene Canterbury. Credit: Chris Gaskin, Geology Museum, University of Otago. More >>

The New Zealand Tree Project at Canterbury Museum

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:31 pm | Canterbury Museum

Explore the wonders of a rainforest canopy without leaving town. Stunning photography and film capturing the natural and human history of a New Zealand rainforest. A special exhibition experience created by the New Zealand Tree Project. More >>

Air New Zealand 737 cockpit joins 75th exhibition

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 2:47 pm | Canterbury Museum

An Air New Zealand Boeing 737 cockpit nose has been installed outside Canterbury Museum next to the Botanic Gardens as part of the airline’s 75th anniversary exhibition. More >>

Artwork rescued from rubble installed in special exhibition

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:41 pm | Canterbury Museum

A 7 metre high steel sculpture rescued from the rubble five years after being toppled by a M6.3 earthquake was today installed in Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition Quake City. More >>

Fred & Myrtle’s Paua Shell House welcomes millionth visitor

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 2:22 pm | Canterbury Museum

Fred and Myrtle’s Paua Shell House has today welcomed its millionth visitor since the front door of the Flutey’s famously quirky house reopened at Canterbury Museum in July 2008. More >>

Selling the Dream back for a limited run

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 12:19 pm | Canterbury Museum

Selling the Dream a retro exhibition of original classic New Zealand tourism posters created by leading commercial artists between the 1920s and 1960s opens on Saturday (19 November) for a limited time only. More >>

Air New Zealand show drives record visitor numbers

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 2:12 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has achieved all-time record visitor numbers for two successive months thanks to the Air New Zealand 75 Years exhibition which opened on 17 September. More >>

Speedway King’s legacy to remain in Christchurch

Friday, 5 August 2016, 1:48 pm | Canterbury Museum

Museum makes largest-ever acquisition thanks to Blenheim bequest. • New Speedway King: The Ivan Mauger Story display unveiled. • Ivan Mauger Collection to stay in public domain in Mauger’s “beloved home town”. More >>

A Mystery to be Solved at Canterbury Museum

Monday, 4 July 2016, 11:17 am | Canterbury Museum

Mystery Night at the Museum takes place in the July school holidays and promises a fun time for young detectives visiting Canterbury Museum during the four nights of July 12, 14, 19 and 21. A crime scene in the foyer reveals the ‘Waitaha Diamond’ ... More >>

Artefacts from the first building in Antarctica conserved

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 11:38 am | Canterbury Museum

An international team of conservators has commenced work at Canterbury Museum to conserve a unique collection of Antarctic artefacts from the first building on the continent. More >>

700,000 visitors break a new record at Canterbury Museum

Monday, 13 June 2016, 2:47 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has welcomed a record breaking 700,000 visitors in the current financial year, 17 days before the year has ended. More >>

Art in the Palm of Your Hand

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 2:56 pm | Canterbury Museum

An exhibition celebrating the art of small-scale sculpture opens at Canterbury Museum on 17 June 2016. More >>

Museum visitor numbers more than meet annual target

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:48 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has passed its annual target of 650,000 visitors with two months to go before the end of the 2016 financial year. More >>

NZ’s largest collection of Chinese artefacts now online

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:19 pm | Canterbury Museum

• Cantabrian’s role in amassing largest collection of its kind in New Zealand during the Cold War. More >>

Three Decades of ANZAC Memorial Photography

Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:36 pm | Canterbury Museum

ANZAC, a unique insight into the memorialisation of war by acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart, opens at Canterbury Museum today (7 April). More >>

Losing power of flight no impact on penguins’ brains

Monday, 7 March 2016, 11:15 am | Canterbury Museum

Researchers have reconstructed the brain of the world’s oldest-known penguin which lived in Waipara, North Canterbury 60 million years ago. More >>

Long-lost relatives found

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 10:41 am | Canterbury Museum

The 22 million-year-old fossil remains of a long-lost family of waterfowl - thought to have disappeared about 48 million years ago - have been identified by researchers from Canterbury Museum and Flinders University, Australia. More >>

Happy 40th birthday RDU

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 2:17 pm | Canterbury Museum

Celebrate 40 years of iconic Christchurch radio station, RDU98.5FM in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum opening 18 March 2016. More >>

Record-breaking summer at the Museum

Monday, 1 February 2016, 2:26 pm | Canterbury Museum

More than 100,000 people visited Canterbury Museum and its special exhibition Quake City in January, the highest-ever visitor numbers recorded in a single month, as tourists and locals return to the central city in ever-increasing numbers. More >>

Exhibition and events mark five years since 22 February 2011

Friday, 22 January 2016, 3:46 pm | Canterbury Museum

Bloom, an exhibition commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake through poetry, stories and flowers, opens at Canterbury Museum on Monday 1 February. More >>



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