Gain knowledge about the origin of citizens of Christchurch at The Canterbury Museum

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This famous museum is located in the central city of Christchurch. This iconic museum has been one of the most famous places in the city since 1867. This museum is known for its structure that was designed by Benjamin Mountfort as Gothic Revival. This museum is also known for its Victorian Gothic style. Due to natural calamities the building was also damaged in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. There are many things that you can witness here and that is why this museum is so popular among the people all over the country in the world. This is also regarded as Historic Place - Category I by authorities. There are so many people who visit this place every year and for photographers and researchers this place is a good one to study history of the city. The buildings were reconstructed and repaired several times since it first came into the public view. There are many natural calamities that struck this museum over the years but this one is still standing tall. So the next time you are in Christchurch, make sure to visit the Canterbury Museum.

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Opening hours: 09:00 to 17:30 hours daily.

Tickets: General admission to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated. Discovery entry is $2.00 per person, free entry for children under three.

Address: Rolleston Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

How to reach: The nearest train station is Rolleston Ave (Christchurch) which is just a minutes’ walk from the museum.

Contact: +64 3-366 5000"

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