Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch (must see)

Canterbury Museum displays all the natural, cultural and historic heritage of the city and the region. There is a large collection of stuffed birds on the ground floor where you can see the Kiwi and the extinct Moa. There's also a Maori department which preserves the artifacts of New Zealand's indigenous people. The Antarctica department will afford you a fascinating glimpse of this remote part of the world. Among the many other collections held inside particular mention deserves a set of 19th century fashion. The museum building sustained minor damage to its facade during the February 2011 earthquake and remains structurally sound. An estimated 95% of the collections have been unharmed. The museum was closed for repairs and reopened on 2 September 2011.

Operation hours: October - March: Daily 9 am - 5.30 pm; April - September: Daily 9 am - 5 pm.

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Sight Name: Canterbury Museum
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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