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October 2018 Start of Work Planned for Ravenscar House

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1:17 pm | Canterbury Museum

The Ravenscar Trust and Canterbury Museum have today released the final design of Ravenscar House and confirmed that construction will start at the end of October 2018. More >>

Museum Insights in Christchurch

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:18 pm | Canterbury Museum

Museum Insights in Christchurch Media Release 18 May 2018 The Museums Aotearoa annual conference takes place in Christchurch this year, over four days opening Sunday 20 May, and hosted jointly by Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Airforce ... More >>

Record Summer at Museum and Quake City

Friday, 2 March 2018, 9:21 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and its special exhibition Quake City (above) have had another record summer with 276,061 visitors during the last three months, 10% up on the same period last year (2016/17: 250,526). More >>

Museum acquires Scott’s Skiing Expert’s Medals and Diaries

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:54 am | Canterbury Museum

Museum acquires Scott’s Skiing Expert’s Medals and Diaries Canterbury Museum has acquired medals and two diaries belonging to Tryggve Gran (1888–1980), the Norwegian skiing expert on the British Antarctic Expedition (BAE) 1910–1913. More >>

Canterbury Museum marks 150th Birthday

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:05 pm | Canterbury Museum

On Sunday 3 December, Canterbury Museum marks 150 years since its founder, Sir Julius von Haast, opened the doors to the public. More >>

Museum Emeritus Curator Marks 100th Birthday

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:46 am | Canterbury Museum

Sally Burrage, Emeritus Curator of Canterbury Museum’s History returned to Christchurch this week to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and Museum staff. More >>

New Horse Saddles up in the Christchurch Street

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:23 am | Canterbury Museum

Young visitors are invited to saddle up and take a ride on the Museum’s new life-sized model horse in the Christchurch Street, purchased with the support of the Friends of Canterbury Museum. More >>

Canterbury Museum Protects its Greatest Asset

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:02 am | Canterbury Museum

The almost 150-year-old walls of Canterbury Museum’s neo-gothic stone buildings are breathing easier after many years, with the installation of a French drain along their southern facade. More >>

Quake City –Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:29 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend,16 & 17 September. More >>

Postcards to Antarctica – new exhibition by Guy Frederick

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:53 pm | Canterbury Museum

Scott Base staff and scientists share what Antarctica means to them in Postcards to Antarctica , an exhibition by photo-journalist Guy Frederick opening at Canterbury Museum on 11 August. More >>

All-time visitor record at Canterbury Museum

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:19 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum visitor figures came in at the end of June breaking all previous records. 784,756 breaks the previous record last year of 723,228 visitors. More >>

Portraits Speak for Themselves at Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:03 am | Canterbury Museum

The past and present combine in a new exhibition by artist Julia Holden opening on 1 July at Canterbury Museum. Using sound, painting, photography, and performance, Lyttelton Redux tells the stories of historical figures who helped shape the port ... More >>

New exhibition celebrates Kāi Tahu wāhine

Friday, 2 June 2017, 11:51 am | Canterbury Museum

Celebrate the lives and legacies of respected Kāi Tahu wāhine (Ngāi Tahu women) in a new exhibition opening at Canterbury Museum on 9 June 2017. More >>

Museum’s exhibition Quake City on the Move

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:03 pm | Canterbury Museum

Quake City, the Museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes closes in Cashel Mall on 25 June and will reopen on the corner of Durham Street and Armagh Street in late August 2017. More >>

Australasian First for Museum Staff

Friday, 5 May 2017, 4:32 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is the first organisation in Australasia and only the second outside the United Kingdom to achieve Investors in People Platinum accreditation for best practice people management. More >>

Counting endangered birds from space

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 3:26 pm | Canterbury Museum

In a worldwide first, New Zealand and British scientists have used satellite images to calculate the number of endangered albatrosses living on remote and inaccessible islands. More >>

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 >>



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