Canterbury Museum

Documentary Research Centre

The Documentary Research Centre is closed.

As a result of the earthquakes, the Museum’s Documentary Research Collections are held off-site in a secure storage facility until further notice. Access to the collections is limited especially for genealogical enquiries, however staff are providing as much access to the collections as possible or recommending alternative sources.

The public can email enquiries to and an initial response will be provided within five working days.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.