Established way back in 1882, the Canterbury Museum is a prominent attraction and landmark in the cultural precinct of Christchurch. The museum houses vast collections of natural exhibits as well as human history collections, including fascinating Maori and early European exhibits, Victorian Christchurch Street exhibits and the Decorative Arts collection. The museum also holds innovative exhibitions and that showcase the rich history of New Zealand, with collections being updated regularly with important artefacts and items-of-interest. The architecture of the Canterbury Museum itself is noteworthy for its Victorian Gothic style design, constructed by architect Benjamin Mountfort in 1870. The museum has also been listed under New Zealand's Historic Places Trust in Category I and is a must-visit for travellers who wish to learn more about New Zealand's intriguing past.
Tickets cost around $2 for adults
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Maori Exhibits, Victorian Christchurch Street exhibits and the Decorative Arts Collection
Though designated prayer facilities at the Canterbury Museum will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area to use during prayer times. Muslim travellers can also visit a few of the mosques in Christchurch such as the Masjid al Noor - Canterbury Islamic Centre which serves the Muslim community in the area.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Canterbury Museum can visit some of the many Halal restaurants in Christchurch. Taste of Bengal, Casbah – A Taste of Morocco, Mediterranean Taste, It’s Indi, Nomads Ethnic Foods, Taste of Bengal, Nando’s Currytime and Thai Talay are some of the most popular Halal restaurants in Christchurch.