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Scientists discover one of world’s oldest bird species

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:35 pm | Canterbury Museum

The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury. Bony-toothed birds (Pelagornithids), an ancient family of huge seafaring birds, were thought to have evolved in the Northern Hemisphere – but ... More >>

Read Diaries from Scott’s Final Antarctic Expedition

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:43 am | Canterbury Museum

A grisly first-hand account of the discovery of explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s frozen body is now available to read online. More >>

Canterbury Museum: Monster Penguin Find in Waipara

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 9:36 am | Canterbury Museum

A new species of giant penguin – about 1.6 metres tall – has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. More >>

Visit Quake City Exhibition for Free

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 10:21 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians can experience Quake City ’s new liquefaction exhibit at an upcoming free entry weekend. More >>

Art Exhibition Tackles Canterbury’s Fresh Water Issues

Friday, 5 July 2019, 10:28 am | Canterbury Museum

An award-winning exhibition of artworks examining Canterbury’s complex relationship with water is on now at Canterbury Museum. More >>

The Arctic Comes South in New Exhibition

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 9:37 am | Canterbury Museum

Penguins and polar bears normally live poles apart, but Canterbury Museum visitors will be able to see both in the same building when touring exhibition Arctic Voices opens this weekend. More >>

New Exhibition at Canterbury Museum

Friday, 17 May 2019, 2:32 pm | Canterbury Museum

Century-old food from Antarctica – some of which still smells fresh – will be on display at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch from Saturday as part of a new exhibition Breaking the Ice: The First Year in Antarctica. More >>

Works from Ravenscar Collection to go on public display

Friday, 3 May 2019, 9:41 am | Canterbury Museum

Visitors to four New Zealand art galleries, including Christchurch, will soon have the chance to see three works by Frances Hodgkins that have not been on public display for many years. More >>

Hands-on Exhibit Demonstrates Impact of Liquefaction

Monday, 29 April 2019, 10:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Visitors to Quake City , Canterbury Museum’s earthquake exhibition, can play with Christchurch’s coolest sand pit to learn about the science behind liquefaction. More >>

See famous artefacts from Antarctica’s first buildings

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:17 am | Canterbury Museum

The world’s most famous fruitcake and a forgotten watercolour painting will be displayed in Christchurch when an exhibition of objects from Antarctica’s first buildings opens in May. More >>

Uncovering Canterbury’s Hidden Women

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:59 am | Canterbury Museum

A new crowdsourcing project hopes to harness twenty-first-century technology to make the women of nineteenth-century Canterbury more visible in the history of the province. More >>

African Origins for the Enigmatic Adzebill

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 11:24 am | Canterbury Museum

The ancestor of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant bird – the extinct adzebill – likely flew here from Madagascar, Africa, new research has revealed. More >>

Leading spider scientists to gather in Christchurch

Friday, 8 February 2019, 11:43 am | Canterbury Museum

More than 200 experts in all things eight-legged will arrive in Canterbury next week for the biggest event on the world arachnology calendar. More >>

Logbook charts extraordinary Endurance lifeboat voyage

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 11:59 am | Canterbury Museum

The voyage of the lifeboat James Caird across 1,500 km of wild sub-Antarctic sea in 1916 is one of history’s greatest boat journeys. An international group of researchers has used the original logbook of the James Caird ’s navigator, Akaroa-born Frank ... More >>

Museum Visitors Top 800,000 for First Time

Friday, 4 January 2019, 10:04 am | Canterbury Museum

A record 802,595 people visited Canterbury Museum and Quake City, its special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes, in 2018. This is almost 38,000 more visitors than the previous record of 764,720 set in 2017. More >>

Museum acquires two more diaries by Scott’s ski expert

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:25 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired two Antarctic diaries, one describing the discovery of the frozen bodies of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and two of his companions. More >>

Te Aika hei tiki returns home for Kura Pounamu exhibition

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:26 am | Canterbury Museum

An important pounamu hei tiki will be displayed in its home province for the first time in more than a decade as part of the exhibition Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone , which opens at the Museum on Saturday. More >>

Canterbury Museum adds kit bag from Hillary’s Everest scape

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:09 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired a canvas kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit Mt Everest. More >>

Young photographers amaze judges

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:58 am | Canterbury Museum

The judges of Canterbury Museum’s youth photography competition Amazing Animals! were stunned by the quality of the images entered. More >>

Te Papa’s pounamu exhibition to open at Canterbury Museum

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:47 am | Canterbury Museum

Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone, an exhibition of more than 200 taonga pounamu (greenstone treasures) opens at Canterbury Museum on 15 December. More >>



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