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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 >>

New visitor attraction planned for Christchurch

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:26 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities. More >>

Creep and Crawl After Dark at the Museum

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Grab a torch and bring the family to a creepy crawly night at Canterbury Museum! More >>

How an Entire House Was Reused to Save It From Waste

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:28 pm | Canterbury Museum

Workshops and Events Explain How an Entire House Was Reused to Save It From Waste More >>

From Waste to Precious Artefacts

Monday, 18 May 2015, 10:47 am | Canterbury Museum

The unique challenge of reusing an entire house to save it from waste has formed the basis for a new and inspiring exhibition called Whole House Reuse to open at Canterbury Museum on 5 June 2015. More >>

Get up close with New Zealand’s most common predators

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 3:02 pm | Canterbury Museum

Get up close with New Zealand’s most common predators in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum opening on Saturday, 18 April 2015. Spiders Pūngāwerewere Up Close! features 40 of New Zealand’s more commonly-found spiders illustrated in large high quality ... More >>

Major milestones for Museum visitor attractions

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 4:15 pm | Canterbury Museum

Two Canterbury Museum exhibitions – Quake City and Fred & Myrtle’s Paua Shell House - have notched up significant milestones: More >>

Hillary Scott Base tractor secured in partnership

Friday, 13 March 2015, 4:12 pm | Canterbury Museum

A Ferguson tractor, used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party at the newly-constructed Scott Base during the British Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955 – 58, has been secured for public ownership through a public private partnership between ... More >>

Designer’s Thoughts on Our New National Flag

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:16 pm | Canterbury Museum

Designer and author Michael Smythe offers his thoughts on designs for a new New Zealand flag in a free public talk on 17 March. He will present his personal view that there has been a ‘long-running plot to raise the fern’s status to the primary ... More >>

2014 visitor numbers set Museum record

Monday, 19 January 2015, 7:39 pm | Canterbury Museum

A record 684,812 people visited Canterbury Museum and its Quake City exhibition in Christchurch’s Re:START mall during 2014, topping the previous record of 647,152 visitors set in 2008. More >>

Amethyst geode brings purple hue to geology gallery

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:19 am | Canterbury Museum

A 660 kg, one-metre high geode containing amethyst crystals and sourced from solidified volcanic ash in Minas Gerais state of Brazil, was today officially welcomed to Canterbury Museum. More >>

New exhibition - art of mid-20th century tourism promotion

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:58 pm | Canterbury Museum

Selling the Dream, a retro exhibition of classic art posters that promote New Zealand as an idyllic visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and adventure, opens at Canterbury Museum onFriday, 19 December. More >>

Canterbury Museum and The Arts Centre join forces

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:36 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and The Arts Centre of Christchurch have officially joined forces to achieve their common objective of preserving and promoting the history and heritage of region. More >>

Tourism Award for Canterbury Museum

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:13 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is celebrating following its win of the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Award for Tourism/Hospitality (medium to large enterprises) at the Gala Dinner held in the Horncastle Arena on Wednesday night. More >>

Antarctica Reveals More of Her Secrets

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:00 pm | Canterbury Museum

Hallett Station offers visitors the chance to view a genuine research station and discover what life was like down on the ice for researchers. More >>

Bedtime Stories Lull Thousands to Sleep at Canterbury Museum

Monday, 14 July 2014, 5:30 pm | Canterbury Museum

With torches in hand and ready for some night-time fun, hundreds of families turned up for Canterbury Museum’s Night at the Museum evening events on July 8th and 10th. More >>

Remarkable Red Zone scenes captured by Police photographers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 10:43 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the New Zealand Police, proudly presents Beyond the Cordon – the Red Zones through the eyes of the New Zealand Police Photographers. More >>



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