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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 >>

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 >>



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