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Exhibition Honours Nuclear Testing Veterans

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12:55 pm | Canterbury Museum

Kiwi veterans who were exposed to nuclear radiation while witnessing British nuclear tests in the Pacific are honoured in an exhibition opening at Canterbury Museum on 13 May. Operation Grapple: We Were There showcases portrait photos of 19 veterans ... More >>

Museum Founder’s Life And Career Examined On His 200th Birthday

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 5:16 pm | Canterbury Museum

Researchers will examine the life and career of Canterbury Museum founder Sir Julius von Haast this weekend in an online symposium celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth. Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast will feature ... More >>

Blockbuster Dinosaur Exhibition Coming To Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 11:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians can discover the dinosaurs’ secrets of survival in a new exhibition at their Museum. Developed in Australia by Gondwana Studios, Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival showcases recent discoveries that have revolutionised the way ... More >>

Palaeontologists Find Mystery ‘Relic’ Bird Fossil At St Bathans

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:10 pm | Canterbury Museum

An ancient bird recently discovered at New Zealand’s most significant fossil site for land-dwelling animals has scientists scratching their heads. The trans-Tasman team of researchers who described the bird, named Zealandornis relictus , say it ... More >>

Dead Duck Divides Dates For Fossil Finds

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 10:38 am | Canterbury Museum

A newly discovered extinct duck that lived in ancient Aotearoa New Zealand could be key to dating other finds from an ancient lake bed uncovered in St Bathans, Central Otago. The new species, a small diving duck researchers have named Manuherikia primadividua ... More >>

Stuffed Specimens On Show For Summer

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:40 am | Canterbury Museum

A stampede of stuffed specimens is coming to Canterbury Museum this summer. Fur, Fangs and Feathers is a new exhibition showcasing taxidermied animals from the Museum’s collection. Visitors will learn where these creatures live, how they behave and the ... More >>

Canterbury Museum: New Research - Bald Haast's Eagle Feasted On Moa Guts

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:23 am | Canterbury Museum

New Zealand’s extinct Haast’s Eagle ( Hieraaetus moorei ), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even have been bald, new research suggests. An international team of researchers including Canterbury Museum Senior ... More >>

This Summer, Check In To Heather Straka’s Isolation Hotel

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:28 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians are encouraged to put themselves in the frame in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Boy in trouble , 2021. Image ... More >>

Museum Redevelopment Gets Resource Consent

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:03 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is thrilled to have been granted resource consent for its proposed redevelopment. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Concept designs for the Museum's ... More >>

House Museum On Track For October Opening

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 4:47 pm | Canterbury Museum

Ravenscar House The Ravenscar Trust has today officially gifted Ravenscar House to Canterbury Museum which will operate it as a house museum on behalf of the Christchurch and Canterbury community. The Museum will now convert the house from a domestic dwelling ... More >>

Changing Face Of Canterbury On Display In New Exhibition

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:11 am | Canterbury Museum

The changing faces of everyday Cantabrians will be on display in a new exhibition of images from New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece. Portrait of Catherine Komarova (née Scott) at the Villa Maria ball in 1984. Canterbury ... More >>

Two-year Project To Preserve Canterbury’s Taonga

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:00 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury’s taonga (treasures) will be safer and more accessible thanks to a project aiming to help up to 40 of the region’s heritage organisations improve the care of their collections. The Canterbury Museum-led project received $209,033 ... More >>

Tuckered Out: Early Antarctic Explorers Underfed Their Dogs

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:11 am | Canterbury Museum

It’s one of the iconic images of early Antarctic exploration: the heroic explorer sledging across the icy wastes towed by his trusty team of canine companions. But new research analysing a century-old dog biscuit suggests the animals in this picture ... More >>

Hands-On Galileo Exhibition Coming To Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 9:46 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum visitors can recreate revolutionary experiments conducted by the father of modern science at a new exhibition from Italy, opening on Saturday. <img src="" ... More >>

Model Of Lost Heritage Building Comes To Quake City

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:32 am | Canterbury Museum

An incredibly detailed model of the historic Canterbury Jockey Club Building is the latest new exhibit at Quake City , Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury earthquakes. The model, crafted over 5 weeks by local artist Mike ... More >>

Graham Bennett’s Art Experiments Coming To Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9:36 am | Canterbury Museum

An exhibition of experimental artworks by acclaimed Christchurch sculptor Graham Bennett opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Graham Bennett assembles Converse ... More >>

Work Adds To Museum Street Art

Monday, 12 April 2021, 9:33 am | Canterbury Museum

Artist Benjamin Work is adding to Canterbury Museum’s street art collection, creating a huge 330 sq metre floor to wall, mural over a week from today, in the Level 1 Special Exhibition Hall. Museum visitors can watch as he paints the new work across the floor ... More >>

Fossil Turtle Discovered In Christchurch Church Pillar

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 9:29 am | Canterbury Museum

The fossilised remains of a turtle that lived between 25 and 35 million years ago have been found inside a pillar from a historic Christchurch church. More >>

Photogenic Tūī Star In Museum Youth Photography Competition

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9:48 am | Canterbury Museum

Are Tūī Aotearoa New Zealand’s most photogenic bird? The winning images of Canterbury Museum’s Amazing Animals! photography competition suggest they might be. The winners of both categories in the youth wildlife photography competition, held for the second ... More >>

Cantabrians Invited To Submit On The Future Of Their Museum

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10:31 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians have until 6 April to make submissions on redevelopment plans that are critical to their Museum’s ability to remain open. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Concept designs for the Museum's ... More >>