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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 >>

Museum Insights in Christchurch

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:18 pm | Canterbury Museum

Museum Insights in Christchurch Media Release 18 May 2018 The Museums Aotearoa annual conference takes place in Christchurch this year, over four days opening Sunday 20 May, and hosted jointly by Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Airforce ... More >>

Record Summer at Museum and Quake City

Friday, 2 March 2018, 9:21 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum and its special exhibition Quake City (above) have had another record summer with 276,061 visitors during the last three months, 10% up on the same period last year (2016/17: 250,526). More >>

Museum acquires Scott’s Skiing Expert’s Medals and Diaries

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:54 am | Canterbury Museum

Museum acquires Scott’s Skiing Expert’s Medals and Diaries Canterbury Museum has acquired medals and two diaries belonging to Tryggve Gran (1888–1980), the Norwegian skiing expert on the British Antarctic Expedition (BAE) 1910–1913. More >>

Canterbury Museum marks 150th Birthday

Friday, 1 December 2017, 4:05 pm | Canterbury Museum

On Sunday 3 December, Canterbury Museum marks 150 years since its founder, Sir Julius von Haast, opened the doors to the public. More >>

Museum Emeritus Curator Marks 100th Birthday

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:46 am | Canterbury Museum

Sally Burrage, Emeritus Curator of Canterbury Museum’s History returned to Christchurch this week to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and Museum staff. More >>

New Horse Saddles up in the Christchurch Street

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11:23 am | Canterbury Museum

Young visitors are invited to saddle up and take a ride on the Museum’s new life-sized model horse in the Christchurch Street, purchased with the support of the Friends of Canterbury Museum. More >>

Canterbury Museum Protects its Greatest Asset

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:02 am | Canterbury Museum

The almost 150-year-old walls of Canterbury Museum’s neo-gothic stone buildings are breathing easier after many years, with the installation of a French drain along their southern facade. More >>

Quake City –Free Entry for Reopening Weekend

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:29 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is inviting visitors to view Quake City for free during the special exhibition’s reopening weekend,16 & 17 September. More >>

Postcards to Antarctica – new exhibition by Guy Frederick

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:53 pm | Canterbury Museum

Scott Base staff and scientists share what Antarctica means to them in Postcards to Antarctica , an exhibition by photo-journalist Guy Frederick opening at Canterbury Museum on 11 August. More >>



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