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Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

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Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

The Canterbury Museum is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the city’s Cultural Precinct. The museum has a large collection of historical, cultural and natural specimen objects. It also has the world’s largest collection of Antarctic objects from the heroic age of exploration and discovery.

Among the many historical, cultural and specimen objects in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch the following are highlights:


To help you better appreciate the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch the following guides will be helpful:

Canterbury Museum

  • Name:                  Canterbury Museum
  • Building Style:      Architectural style Gothic Revival
  • Completed:          1882
  • Location:              Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand


“As man disappears from sight, the land remains.” Maori Proverb



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