Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Museum suffers water damage
Canterbury Museum has suffered water damage throughout its galleries and storage areas caused by the region’s torrential rain.
Monday, 27 January 2014
RISE exhibition most successful in Museum's history
Canterbury Museum is celebrating RISE as the most successful exhibition ever held.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
One of the world's oldest flying seabird fossils discovered in North Canterbury
Scientists from New Zealand’s Canterbury Museum and the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt Germany, announced today the discovery of one of the world’s oldest flying seabirds.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Did small kiwi fly from Australia?
The kiwi, the iconic New Zealand flightless nocturnal bird, is not a dwarf version of a distant ancestor but more likely evolved from a tiny bird that could have flown from Australia, according to an Australian and New Zealand palaeontologists.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction
Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City's Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum is celebrating with news that it is the first organisation in New Zealand and Australia to be awarded Gold Accreditation through Investors in People.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Artists announced for RISE exhibition at Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum has today announced the major artists who will feature their artwork in the summer blockbuster exhibition, RISE.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
The Great Museum Santa Search is back
Families of all ages and nationalities will be taking part in Canterbury Museum’s Great Museum Santa Search this year, much to the delight of Museum staff who say the event has become a special tradition in Christchurch.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
November is Kiwiana month at Canterbury Museum
From Buzzy Bees to paua shells, Kiwiana is being celebrated at Canterbury Museum next month.
Friday, 27 September 2013
Canterbury Museum wins 2013 Travellers' Choice Attractions Award
Canterbury Museum has been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2013 Traveller’s Choice Attractions Award.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Vans the Omega has time on his side for CPIT wall
He has until lunchtime Friday to finish the first of the Big Walls aspect of the Oi You! project, but Australian street artist Vans the Omega is confident that time is on his side.
Definitive guide to New Zealand Birds released
A new photographic guide to New Zealand birds is one of the most definitive guides ever produced in the country.
Canterbury Museum announces summer exhibition - BANKSY
Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Doc Ross exhibition opens at Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum in collaboration with the Christchurch Arts Festival will open a stunning photographic exhibition this month featuring the works of renowned photographer Doc Ross.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Final Week for Scott Exhibition
Cantabrians and visitors to Christchurch only have one more week to view Scott's Last Expedition before it closes at Canterbury Museum on Sunday.
Monday, 27 May 2013
Canterbury brass bands celebrated in Museum exhibition
Canterbury Museum is opening its winter season exhibition Brilliant Brass this Friday 31 May, much to the delight of music and brass band enthusiasts throughout Canterbury.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Scott exhibition wins international award
Accolades are flowing in for London’s Natural History Museum this week after Scott’s Last Expedition won Best Temporary or Touring Exhibition at the prestigious 2013 Museums and Heritage Awards.
Friday, 26 April 2013
20,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction
Quake City welcomed its 20,000th visitor today.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Discovery reopens at Canterbury Museum
Christchurch parents will be celebrating tomorrow with the reopening of Discovery, Canterbury Museum’s natural history centre designed especially for children.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Kaitiaki 'The Keeper' lives on Post-2013 Festival of Flowers
Monday, 25 March 2013
Edward Atkinson's skis displayed in Scott exhibition
New visitors to Canterbury Museum’s Scott’s Last Expedition exhibition are being treated to a special addition to the show – Edward Atkinson’s skis.
Friday, 15 February 2013
Minister officially opens Quake City
More than 300 Canterbury community, Government and local business leaders attended the launch of Quake City in Re:START Mall last night.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement
Canterbury Museum has today announced Christchurch’s latest earthquake attraction, Quake City, much to the delight of the city’s key tourism operators.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Santa Search heralds start of annual tradition
Families of all ages are taking part in Canterbury Museum’s annual Great Museum Santa Search this year, much to the delight of Museum staff who say the event has become a special tradition in Christchurch.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Hundreds attend Scott exhibition opening
More than 250 people attended the opening of Scott’s Last Expedition at Canterbury Museum last night.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Museum launches new Facebook site
Canterbury Museum has officially embraced social media by launching its new Facebook site today.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Scott's Last Expedition exhibition opens in Christchurch next month
Canterbury Museum will open a major international touring exhibition telling the epic story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole next month.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Museum exhibition profiles iconic Ponting imagery
A stunning exhibition of remarkable Antarctic imagery will feature outdoors along Rolleston Avenue during New Zealand IceFest this month.
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Canterbury Quakes to tour New Zealand
Cantabrians have until 1 October this year to see Canterbury Museum’s highly acclaimed Canterbury Quakes exhibition before it goes on tour for the next three years.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Record numbers boost Museum profile
More than 8000 people have visited Canterbury Museum since it partially opened on Monday 2 July.