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Museum Unveils Concept Designs For Proposed Redevelopment

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 8:34 am | Canterbury Museum

Artist’s impression of the Canterbury Museum Rolleston Facade viewed from the North. Canterbury Museum has today released concept designs for its $195 million proposed redevelopment, which celebrate and reveal more of the Museum’s heritage ... More >>

Family Favourite Night At The Museum Returns

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:40 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum’s annual family favourite Night at the Museum will return next week in a birthday-themed event to celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary on Rolleston Avenue. The Museum will be open for young explorers from 6.00 to 8.00 pm ... More >>

Museum To Celebrate 150th Anniversary With Exhibition And Book

Friday, 25 September 2020, 11:34 am | Canterbury Museum

The world’s last remaining Huia nest is one of the rarely-seen taonga (treasures) to be showcased in a new exhibition celebrating Canterbury Museum’s 150th anniversary. 1 October marks 150 years since the Museum’s doors first opened on Rolleston Avenue. ... More >>

Dragons And Taniwha: Owen Mapp Retrospective Comes To Canterbury

Monday, 7 September 2020, 10:50 am | Canterbury Museum

An exhibition of works by the most eminent living artist carver of bone in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday. Owen Mapp in his studio. Photo by Hanne Eriksen Mapp Curated and toured by Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua, Owen Mapp: ... More >>

Canterbury Museum Delighted With Public Feedback On Proposed Redevelopment Project

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:22 pm | Canterbury Museum

Putting the blue whale skeleton back on display, improving visitor facilities, protecting the heritage buildings, and new prehistoric animal exhibits are just some of the ideas voiced by Cantabrians having their say on the proposed redevelopment of the ... More >>

Enter The Orbit Of Our Moon At Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:40 pm | Canterbury Museum

An out-of-this-world exhibition about the moon is landing at Canterbury Museum this weekend. On tour from Nelson Provincial Museum, Our Moon: Then, Now and Beyond explores the past, present and future of our nearest celestial body. It’s a hands-on exhibition ... More >>

New Zealand’s Ancient Monster Penguins Had Northern Hemisphere Doppelgangers

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:59 am | Canterbury Museum

Copepteryx : Plotopterids like these Copepteryx looked remarkably like penguins. Image: Mark Witton. New Zealand’s monster penguins that lived 62 million years ago had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada, a study published today in the ... More >>

Museum Seeks Public Input Into $195 Million Proposed Redevelopment Plans

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:30 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum, a much-loved Canterbury taonga (treasure) and the most-visited tourist attraction in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island), is seeking public input into proposed redevelopment plans that are critical to its ability to remain open. ... More >>

Twentieth Century Fashion Goes Online

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:44 am | Canterbury Museum

A collection tracing the fashion and style of twentieth century New Zealand can now be viewed on Canterbury Museum’s Collections Online portal . From fabulous frocks to everyday garments, Invercargill-born Mollie Rodie Mackenzie amassed one ... More >>

Find Family And Friends In Museum Photography Collection

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 11:11 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians with an interest in family history are being called on to help Canterbury Museum during the lockdown. The Museum wants to identify people and places in thousands of photographs taken by New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish ... More >>

Canterbury Museum And Quake City Close

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 6:23 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and Quake City , its special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes, have closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Museum cafe and store. Following the closure of Christchurch City Council community ... More >>

Canterbury Museum to Care for Mosques Attacks Tributes

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 11:28 am | Canterbury Museum

About 100 tributes, a representative sample of the thousands left in the outpouring of aroha (love) and support for the victims of the Christchurch mosques attacks, will be cared for by Canterbury Museum. More >>

Pacific-inspired Fashion Exhibition Comes To Canterbury

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 1:17 pm | Canterbury Museum

  Award-winning garments by a talented Christchurch teen will be among the Pacific-inspired looks on show at Canterbury Museum’s new exhibition, opening on Saturday, 22 February. Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now features a linen ... More >>

Meet life-size models of Waipara’s giant penguins

Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:19 pm | Canterbury Museum

The now world-famous giant parrot, Squawkzilla, and the monster penguins of Waipara are the stars of Canterbury Museum’s new exhibition Ancient New Zealand: Squawkzilla and the Giants, which opens Friday 13 December. More >>

Life lessons from the world’s most-studied people

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 12:29 pm | Canterbury Museum

The findings of a landmark New Zealand study tracking the lives of 1,000 babies born in the early 1970s will be displayed in an exhibition opening 30 November at Canterbury Museum. More >>

New display of specimens collected by Endeavour botanists

Friday, 25 October 2019, 11:28 am | Canterbury Museum

Plant samples gathered 250 years ago by the botanists on James Cook’s Endeavour expedition will be displayed in a new exhibition that opens Wednesday 30 October. More >>

Scientists discover one of world’s oldest bird species

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:35 pm | Canterbury Museum

The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, North Canterbury. Bony-toothed birds (Pelagornithids), an ancient family of huge seafaring birds, were thought to have evolved in the Northern Hemisphere – but ... More >>

Read Diaries from Scott’s Final Antarctic Expedition

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:43 am | Canterbury Museum

A grisly first-hand account of the discovery of explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s frozen body is now available to read online. More >>

Canterbury Museum: Monster Penguin Find in Waipara

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 9:36 am | Canterbury Museum

A new species of giant penguin – about 1.6 metres tall – has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. More >>

Visit Quake City Exhibition for Free

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 10:21 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians can experience Quake City ’s new liquefaction exhibit at an upcoming free entry weekend. More >>