An Icon in the Botanic Gardens
The Canterbury Museum located at the entry to the Botanic Gardens is a Christchurch icon, first opening its doors to the public on the 1 October 1870.
Over time, the original building designed by architect Benjamin Mountfort has evolved with additions made to house the ever-growing collection.
Highlights to Explore
- The world's largest collection of Moa bones
- The largest and most diverse collection of Antarctic memorabilia and photos in the world
- The unique and quirky exhibition of Fred and Myrtle's Paua Shell House.
With exhibitions, creative events and a discovery section, the Canterbury Museum attracts visitors of all ages.
Explore more at the Canterbury Museum.