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Quake City admission charges on the rise

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 9:30 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has today announced admission charges to Christchurch’s only purpose-built earthquake attraction, Quake City, will increase from Monday 5 May. More >>

Award-winning achievement for Canterbury Museum

Friday, 4 April 2014, 5:13 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has won the 2014 Museums Aotearoa Best Exhibition over $20,000 Award for its RISE Street Art exhibition. More >>

No bones about it – Body in Action will delight

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 1:00 pm | Canterbury Museum

Do you know that in one day your heart will pump all your blood around your body about 1000 times, or that every 30 days your body produces a totally new outer layer of skin? Answers to these questions and more will be discovered at Canterbury Museum’s ... More >>

Museum delighted by success of RISE

Friday, 28 March 2014, 9:55 am | Canterbury Museum

It was predicted to be one of the most controversial exhibitions ever held but RISE at Canterbury Museum has beaten all the odds and finished with an mighty ‘thumbs-up’ from Cantabrians. More >>

Canterbury Museum suffers water damage

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:02 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has suffered water damage throughout its galleries and storage areas caused by the region’s torrential rain. Museum Director Anthony Wright says museum staff were deployed this morning to clean up more than 20 areas throughout ... More >>

RISE attracts more than 200,000 visitors

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 9:16 am | Canterbury Museum

If you mention the words ‘street art’ in Christchurch at the moment, chances are you will end up visiting the RISE exhibition at Canterbury Museum, but you had better be in quick. More >>

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Monday, 27 January 2014, 3:34 pm | Canterbury Museum

More than 100,000 visitors have been through the street art exhibition in the six weeks since it opened on 20 December last year. More >>

One of the world’s oldest flying seabird fossils discovered

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 12:06 pm | Canterbury Museum

An artist’s impression of what Australornis lovei may have looked like 58 million years ago. Artist: Derek Onley More >>

Did small kiwi fly from Australia?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 4:48 pm | Canterbury Museum

The kiwi, the iconic New Zealand flightless nocturnal bird, is not a dwarf version of a distant ancestor but more likely evolved from a tiny bird that could have flown from Australia, according to an Australian and New Zealand palaeontologists. More >>

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 11:55 am | Canterbury Museum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion. More >>

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:24 pm | Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum Canterbury Museum is celebrating with news that it is the first organisation in New Zealand and Australia to be awarded Gold Accreditation through Investors in People. More >>

The Great Museum Santa Search is back

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 2:07 pm | Canterbury Museum

Families of all ages and nationalities will be taking part in Canterbury Museum’s Great Museum Santa Search this year, much to the delight of Museum staff who say the event has become a special tradition in Christchurch. More >>

November is Kiwiana month at Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 12:38 pm | Canterbury Museum

From Buzzy Bees to paua shells, Kiwiana is being celebrated at Canterbury Museum next month. The celebration marks the 50th anniversary since Bluff couple, Fred and Myrtle Flutey, first opened their home to the public in 1963 to showcase their incredible ... More >>

Canterbury Museum in the pink this month

Sunday, 6 October 2013, 12:19 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has joined 18 New Zealand landmarks and turned pink this month to support Global Illuminations, an initiative established in 2000 by Estee Lauder Companies to raise awareness of breast cancer. More >>

Tarantulas finally home at Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 11:44 am | Canterbury Museum

Media Release 2 October 2013 Tarantulas finally home at Canterbury Museum Four tarantula spiders have made Canterbury Museum their new home today. The tarantulas have been in quarantine at the University of Canterbury since the September 2010 earthquake ... More >>

Museum wins 2013 Travellers’ Choice Attractions Award

Friday, 27 September 2013, 4:47 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Attractions Award. More >>

Definitive guide to New Zealand Birds released

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 1:02 pm | Canterbury Museum

A new photographic guide to New Zealand birds is one of the most definitive guides ever produced in the country. More >>

Canterbury Museum announces summer exhibition – BANKSY

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 1:06 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday ... More >>

Doc Ross exhibition opens at Canterbury Museum

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 12:41 pm | Canterbury Museum

Doc Ross Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the Christchurch Arts Festival will open a stunning photographic exhibition this month featuring the works of renowned photographer Doc Ross. More >>

Canterbury brass bands celebrated in Museum exhibition

Monday, 27 May 2013, 10:25 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is opening its winter season exhibition Brilliant Brass this Friday 31 May, much to the delight of music and brass band enthusiasts throughout Canterbury. More >>

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