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 has a changing programme of exhibitions and events complementing the permanent displays. Worldwide collections of human and natural history with a focus on Canterbury and Antarctica. 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. Fancy a taste of kiwiana? Pop in to see the fun and quirky Fred and Myrtle’s Paua Shell House Parts of the original house in Bluff have been recreated in the museum. Amazing.