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“Very interesting and worth visit museum”
Review of Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum
Ranked #6 of 212 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Free entry (donations appreciated) where you can experience New Zealand's rich cultural and natural history. See rare Maori artefacts and more than 1,000 pāua shells adorning the walls of the famous Pāua Shell House. Walk down the Christchurch Street and be transported back in time with the sights and sounds of the city's pioneering days. Discover one of the world's most significant collections from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and discovery. Regular temporary exhibitions.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is one lovely museum with free entry and there are lot to see. The exhibits were very interesting, informative and interactive. The museum is located just beside Christchurch Botanical Garden and free but limited parking is available at Hagley park (a 10 minutes walk from Hagley park to the museum). This museum is definately good for families with young children. Would recommend spending approximately 2 hours in the museum to fully enjoy the exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank travelwithting
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very varied and insightful to visit the exhibits were wide and varied and the kids area was great! Didn't quite catch it all so there is a reason for me to go back but the Great War exhibit was very interesting and having been to various "Great War" exhibits around the world it stands its ground. On the whole it was a very good morning, and the best of all its "free" so dont forget to put some notes in the donation collection point, coins will do but dont be miserable put your hand your pocket!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

An interesting place with a lot of emphasis on our culture and local history. A step back in time with some great presentations. I would recommend this as a must do while in Christchurch. Easy to get to and central location.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thirtyfour
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Although sadly another factory production line has been sent over seas we still had a great tour. We started in the cafe as we were a bit early not set up to well for busy times as it was pushing room basically to line up and order even the girls making it had a small work space thankfully it will all be moved to. Apart from that our drinks were so nice along with the toasted sandwich we had yum yum so many flavours to choose from. We went in and received our tour ticket and were told to go through the museum part which was like a small Cadbury town of all there old wrappers and history. Georgia was our tour guide she was fun and spoke very well and with passion for Cadbury and very informative. We saw a lot received chocolate bars along the way tasted choc and they demonstrated how the chocolate was tempered. There is a lovely surprise towards the end of the tour I hope is kepted for future tours as it was amazing to see. Really loved the tour highly recommend it no cameras along the way which is fare. totally worth it I thought. As part of our chocolate bag they gave us some of the last jaffas ever produced there so they will be not eaten and saved for the memory. Look forward to seeing the new factory tour just sad it comes with such a great great loss. Even though its only going to Australia were I live and work it still a loss for my home country. Thankfully not sent further away. Wear good footwear as it is a walking tour with steps. Everything is put into a secure camered locked box all u have is ur chocolate bag to receive ur choc along the way. Hope you enjoy the tour like we did. We have done the one in Birmingham UK this is a smaller version but still informative and fun. We went at Easter Sunday what better way to spend Enjoy

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tania K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Free entry, touching World War I stories. With history from furniture, clothing, kitchenware. Love the informative and interactive session for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rashaun34
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