"Located in the central city next to the Botanic Gardens, Canterbury Museum is one of Christchurch's most popular attractions. Entry is free and donations are appreciated. The Māori galleries display treasures and tools from our region’s first people. The Christchurch Street and Victorian Museum recreate the nineteenth-century city. Learn about the heroic explorers of the icy continent and see objects from the Museum’s internationally significant Antarctic collection. Other highlights include the gold-plated motorcycle that belonged to world speedway champion, Ivan Mauger and displays of the now-extinct giant bird, the moa.Children will love learning about the natural world in their own area, Discovery. The Museum hosts regular special New Zealand and international exhibitions. The Museum regularly hosts individuals and groups with disabilities and staff are well-versed in helping you make the most of your visit. Session Information
The Museum is open 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (April – September) and 9.00 am – 5.30 pm (October – March). There are no specified time slots for your entry. Entry to the Museum is free; donations are appreciated. Some exhibits have specific timeframes they are open so be attentive to these sessions.You are free to take whatever route you want to explore the Museum. We do ask that you don’t touch the majority of the displays - signs are present for this."