Canterbury Museum


Tertiary Study

Canterbury Museum has a wealth of curatorial expertise in Natural and Human History. Natural History students will benefit from accessing the Museum's knowledge and extensive collections in the fields of Geology, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology, while those undertaking Human History studies will find a wealth of information in Anthropology, Archaeology, Antarctic and Canterbury histories.

Curators are available to provide information in the form of professional expertise and access to collections for research purposes, including access to manuscripts and pictorial collections in the Documentary Research Centre.

Curators are available to provide information in the form of professional expertise and access to collections for research purposes, including access to manuscripts and pictorial collections in the Documentary Research Centre.

English Language Students

The Museum offers a positive learning environment in which students can develop their knowledge and communication skills, solve problems, ask questions, and make discoveries.

Programmes delivered are a balance of factual information, Museum exploration and interpretation, and hands-on experience

Programmes delivered are a balance of factual information, Museum exploration and interpretation, and hands-on experience. Programme topics can include Birds of New Zealand, New Zealand Human History - Maori and European, and Antarctica. General tours are also available. These programmes can be altered to meet the needs of beginner, intermediate and advanced language levels.