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Lyttelton Redux: 1 July - 23 October 2017

Using sound, painting, photography, and performance, Lyttelton Redux tells the stories of historical figures who helped shape the port town of Lyttelton. Lyttelton locals are reimagined as notable historical and everyday personalities from the port town’s rich past. An original audio visual project by artist Julia Holden.

Postcards to Antarctica: 11 August - 5 November 2017

Scott Base staff and scientists share what Antarctica means to them in Postcards to Antarctica, an exhibition by photo-journalist Guy Frederick opening at Canterbury Museum on 11 August.

Accompanied by photographs and film, the exhibition transports the visitor to day-to-day life at Scott Base and celebrates Antarctica’s significance to science and humanity.

Hakui - Women of Kai Tahu: 9 June - 26 November 2017

Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu profiles the achievements of 50 women from the perspective of kā uri whakatipu (today’s generation) and shared through taoka (treasured objects), photographs and memories.

Visitors are invited to share memories of the women in their own lives, to step into ‘Aunty’s kitchen’ and to try their hand at plaiting kāwai kete (flax bag handles).

The term hākui is an acknowledgement of respect and a form of address to a female elder. The exhibition celebrates mothers, aunties, taua (grandmothers and female elders), great aunts, great grandmothers and tūpuna wāhine (female ancestors).

Quake City 

As part of the museum (but located in the city centre) you can discover more about the Canterbury earthquakes. 

Quake City, 299 Durham St

Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm Seven Days, except Christmas.

Head to the Canterbury Museum's website to find out about more great events.