Christchurch Street

Step into the hustle and bustle of a typical nineteenth century Christchurch street. Hear the clip clop of horse shoes as you walk between the chemist, the saddle maker and the iron monger on the Christchurch street.

Imagine yourself stopping into the barber’s for a shave or choosing new china at John Bates shop. Then pick out something for yourself in the Ballantynes window and make a mental note of which toys you would like for your next birthday at Bains. 

Modelled after real early Christchurch businesses, the street gives you a sense of what the central city looked like between 1870 and 1901.