Canterbury Museum and Quake City, our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes, are open.

There are additional hygiene and public health measures in place at both venues as the health and safety of visitors and our staff are our primary concern.

Visitors will be asked to comply with the following public health conditions of entry:

  • All visitors over the age of 12 must wear a mask or face covering. Children under 12 years are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Visitors must sign in using the NZ COVID tracer app or the contract tracing register provided, so they can be traced by health authorities if necessary.
  • Visitors must practise social distancing, keeping 2 metres away from strangers.
  • Anyone who is feeling unwell or who has COVID-19 symptoms – temperature, dry cough, difficulty breathing – will be refused entry to both venues.

If you have not already done so, please use this opportunity to download the NZ COVID tracer app, enable Bluetooth and sign in to the Museum or Quake City using the QR code provided.

Some touchable exhibits, including parts of Galileo: Scientist, Astronomer, Visionary, have been removed or fenced off. This includes elements of Discovery, our natural history centre for children. Entry to Discovery is free while Canterbury is at Alert Level 2.

The Museum Store and Museum Cafe are open, and adhering to Level 2 requirements. 

Any changes to our operations will be posted on this page.

Kia kaha and keep safe.

7 September 2021