Collections Online

Canterbury Museum is proud to bring you Collections Online, our online collections catalogue. This online catalogue allows you to search for some of the many collections held by the Museum.

Our collection encompasses areas as diverse as Antarctic history, geology, Canterbury social history, decorative arts, ethnology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. With more than 2.3 million artefacts in our collection, Canterbury Museum is a treasured and unique community resource.

Access more than 12,000 natural and human history objects through our online database and find out more about significant collections including Alfred Charles Barker’s photographs of early Christchurch, the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies and our Canterbury Earthquakes collections.

Collections Online

Image Orders

To order digital images of objects held by Canterbury Museum, please download and complete our image service order form and email to Permission must be obtained from Canterbury Museum prior to the use of any Museum image. Reproduction charges may also apply. Please refer to the Conditions for Reproduction (on the form) for guidelines for recording and reproducing Museum images.

Image Order