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Take a journey through the history, cultural heritage, and natural environment of Christchurch and its surrounding regions at Canterbury Museum. Stemming from the personal collection of the 19th-century geologist and explorer Julius von Haast, the museum now houses over two million artifacts. These range from geological treasures and dinosaur bones to Maori artwork and vehicles used for exploring Antarctica. Free guided tours are available on certain days; these are open to all, with no requirement to make reservations. Check the museum's website in advance for the days offered. All onsite facilities are designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. Before you head to Christchurch, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Christchurch tour itinerary builder tool , to make sure you see all that Christchurch has to offer, including Canterbury Museum.
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Canterbury Museum Reviews
A free museum only found by mistake as the penguin free shuttle to the Antartic Centre had a pickup directly outside. I was so pleased to enter and wander through so many diverse rooms in an... more »
Very informative centre. Covers a huge amount of history. Lots of interaction for the children. Easy flow through each area. Excellent place to take visitors to the area more »
The exhibits are engaging and informative. A great variety of exhibits were displayed. You can see a variety of Maori historical artifacts and interactive exhibits. There is a small shop inside to purchase good souvenirs. It's free entry but it's up to you if donate.
A very nice place with so much exhibition. The visitor lounge over see the beautiful botanical garden. It's free admission. Love this museum.
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