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Review of Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum
Ranked #10 of 260 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 heritage. Rare Maori artefacts and the stories behind them will fascinate you. See the famous Paua Shell House recreated in the Museum. Walk down the Christchurch Street and be transported back in time with the sights and sounds of pioneering days. Discover the heroic age of exploration and discovery in the Antarctic subcontinent.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 4, 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!

Thank kiwi353
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Reviewed April 4, 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.

Thank thirtyfour
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Reviewed April 3, 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

Thank Tania K
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Rashaun34
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Well worth the visit, as it very informative about the local history. Very good presentation and very helpful staff.

Thank Eric J
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