Canterbury Museum

Come and explore…

Canterbury Museum, in Christchurch’s Cultural Precinct, is housed in a beautiful stone building that was first opened in 1870.

The Museum is world renowned for its natural and human history collections and a frequently changing programme of exhibitions and events complements the permanent displays.

Of particular interest are the outstanding Māori exhibits, a Victorian Christchurch Street, an extensive Antarctic collection and interactive fun for the children in Discovery.

Don’t miss Fred & Myrtle’s Paua Shell House at Canterbury Museum for the story of an iconic kiwi couple and their paua shell lounge.

General admission is free; donations are appreciated.