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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 >>

Scott statue returns to public view

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 12:26 pm | Canterbury Museum

The battered and broken statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott has been installed in the foyer of Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition, Quake City, while heritage experts plan its restoration. More >>

Moa Diet Fits The Bill

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 1:49 pm | Canterbury Museum

Moa Diet Fits The Bill Medical scanners, and the same software used to assess building strength after the Canterbury earthquakes, have revealed new information about the diet and dining preferences of the now extinct New Zealand moa. More >>

Museum welcomes two new tarantulas

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:39 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has welcomed two new live tarantulas to Discovery, its natural history centre for kids. More >>

Council approves land gift for Ravenscar House Museum

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 12:54 pm | Canterbury Museum

Ravenscar Trust Co-Chairs, Jim and Dr Susan Wakefield and Canterbury Museum Director, Anthony Wright have welcomed today’s decision by Christchurch City Council to gift land to Canterbury Museum for the proposed Ravenscar House Museum. More >>

A Victorian Christmas in the Christchurch Heritage Street

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 1:32 pm | Canterbury Museum

Step back in time to A Victorian Christmas at Canterbury Museum. From 19 to 23 December, Canterbury Museum will bring to life the magic of Christmas in the heritage Christchurch Street , with a daily appearance by Father Christmas and entertainment for all to ... More >>

Searching for Santa more fun than ever

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 1:15 pm | Canterbury Museum

The Great Museum Santa Search returns to Canterbury Museum next week. From 7 December families are invited to search all over the Museum for toy Santas that have been cleverly hidden in amongst the exhibits. More >>

Oldest fossil tropicbird found in Waipara, North Canterbury

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:30 am | Canterbury Museum

Researchers from Canterbury Museum and Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, have discovered near Waipara/North Canterbury (on New Zealand’s South Island), what is probably the oldest example of a relative of today’s tropicbirds. More >>

‘Iron Man’ exhibition opens at Museum

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 11:05 am | Canterbury Museum

The corrugated curves and forms of sculptures by artist Jeff Thomson – the ‘iron man’ of Australasia – will be on display from 4 December 2015 at Canterbury Museum. More >>

New Da Vinci Mechanics Exhibition opens on Saturday

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:14 pm | Canterbury Museum

A new exhibition featuring the machines, models and masterpieces of Italian genius, Leonardo da Vinci, opens at Canterbury Museum on Saturday, 28 November. More >>

New species find in Central Otago

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 10:01 am | Canterbury Museum

A new species of shorebird, dating from a time when New Zealand was covered in subtropical forests and crocodiles roamed parts of the South Island, has been found near St Bathans in Central Otago. More >>

Youth poetry competition to mark earthquakes anniversary

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:31 pm | Canterbury Museum

Budding poets in Years 4 to 8, are invited to enter a short poem in the ‘Bloom Poetry Competition’, a collaboration between Poetica, The River of Flowers project and Canterbury Museum. More >>

‘Arts and crafts’ sideboard takes up residence in Museum

Friday, 18 September 2015, 11:50 am | Canterbury Museum

A 2.8 metre high wooden sideboard, carved with mythical creatures by a 22-year-old woman in 1891, has gone on display in the foyer of Canterbury Museum. More >>



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