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What's on at the Museum?

Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed

1 December 2017 - 11 November 2018

The experiences of Cantabrians who served on the battlefields of Europe and the Middle East and those they left behind tell the story of Canterbury and World War One.

Between the Waters

9 December 2017 - 29 April 2018

The story of Canterbury’s first Polish settlers is told in this exhibition which marks the 145th anniversary of their arrival in Lyttelton from Europe in August 1872.

Sunlight - Ihi Komaru

23 March - 22 July 2018

Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru tells the story of sunlight – how the sun’s energy and light sustain our lives and shape the world around us – through easily-accessible science and 16 different interactive games and experiences.

Far from Frozen

11 April - 11 May 2018

Explore Antarctica and learn about the potential impact of climate change on it and us through state-of-the-art immersive media, hands-on interactive models and first-hand insights from scientists undertaking world-changing research on the ice. 

Quake City 

Quake City is a detailed exhibition documenting the Canterbury Earthquakes. Located at 299 Durham Street, the exhibition is a must see for locals and visitors alike.

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

See a full list of current exhibitions on at the Canterbury Museum.