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Hands-on Exhibit Demonstrates Impact of Liquefaction

Monday, 29 April 2019, 10:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Visitors to Quake City , Canterbury Museum’s earthquake exhibition, can play with Christchurch’s coolest sand pit to learn about the science behind liquefaction. More >>

See famous artefacts from Antarctica’s first buildings

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:17 am | Canterbury Museum

The world’s most famous fruitcake and a forgotten watercolour painting will be displayed in Christchurch when an exhibition of objects from Antarctica’s first buildings opens in May. More >>

Uncovering Canterbury’s Hidden Women

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:59 am | Canterbury Museum

A new crowdsourcing project hopes to harness twenty-first-century technology to make the women of nineteenth-century Canterbury more visible in the history of the province. More >>

African Origins for the Enigmatic Adzebill

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 11:24 am | Canterbury Museum

The ancestor of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant bird – the extinct adzebill – likely flew here from Madagascar, Africa, new research has revealed. More >>

Leading spider scientists to gather in Christchurch

Friday, 8 February 2019, 11:43 am | Canterbury Museum

More than 200 experts in all things eight-legged will arrive in Canterbury next week for the biggest event on the world arachnology calendar. More >>

Logbook charts extraordinary Endurance lifeboat voyage

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 11:59 am | Canterbury Museum

The voyage of the lifeboat James Caird across 1,500 km of wild sub-Antarctic sea in 1916 is one of history’s greatest boat journeys. An international group of researchers has used the original logbook of the James Caird ’s navigator, Akaroa-born Frank ... More >>

Museum Visitors Top 800,000 for First Time

Friday, 4 January 2019, 10:04 am | Canterbury Museum

A record 802,595 people visited Canterbury Museum and Quake City, its special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes, in 2018. This is almost 38,000 more visitors than the previous record of 764,720 set in 2017. More >>

Museum acquires two more diaries by Scott’s ski expert

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:25 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired two Antarctic diaries, one describing the discovery of the frozen bodies of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and two of his companions. More >>

Te Aika hei tiki returns home for Kura Pounamu exhibition

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:26 am | Canterbury Museum

An important pounamu hei tiki will be displayed in its home province for the first time in more than a decade as part of the exhibition Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone , which opens at the Museum on Saturday. More >>

Canterbury Museum adds kit bag from Hillary’s Everest scape

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:09 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has acquired a canvas kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to summit Mt Everest. More >>

Young photographers amaze judges

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:58 am | Canterbury Museum

The judges of Canterbury Museum’s youth photography competition Amazing Animals! were stunned by the quality of the images entered. More >>

Te Papa’s pounamu exhibition to open at Canterbury Museum

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:47 am | Canterbury Museum

Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone, an exhibition of more than 200 taonga pounamu (greenstone treasures) opens at Canterbury Museum on 15 December. More >>

Online Exhibition ensures War stories aren't forgotten

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has launched an online version of its exhibition Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed . More >>

History in stitches at Canterbury Museum

Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:05 pm | Canterbury Museum

An embroidered tapestry commemorating the Kiwi connection an English community forged during World War One will be displayed at Canterbury Museum from 6 October to 3 November. More >>

Dogs in Antarctica: Tales from the Pack

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:32 pm | Canterbury Museum

Oscar was labelled a lazy dog with “dirty habits” by members of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–1917) – until he saved their lives. More >>

Peace Protest Banner Donated to Canterbury Museum

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 11:08 am | Canterbury Museum

A colourful banner used by New Zealanders at anti-nuclear protests around the world has been gifted to Canterbury Museum. More >>

Earthquake Exhibition Tops Quarter of a Million Visitors

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 2:35 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition Quake City has welcomed its 250,000th visitor, exactly 8 years on from the first seismic event in Canterbury’s devastating earthquake sequence. More >>

World’s Best Animal Photos Coming to Canterbury

Monday, 6 August 2018, 11:01 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum will display some of the world’s best wildlife photographs in an upcoming exhibition on loan from London’s Natural History Museum. More >>

Visit Quake City Exhibition for Free

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:26 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians are invited to reflect on their earthquake experiences at Quake City during an upcoming free entry weekend. More >>

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 >>