Canterbury Museum – A Hub of Information
New Zealand is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, well blessed by nature with lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Yet there is much more to this serene country than meets the eye, including an interesting history and heritage. Visitors will enjoy learning about this intriguing aspect of the country and the lives and history of its locals, and the best place to do this in Christchurch, is at the Canterbury Museum. The world renowned museum was first opened in 1870 and for more than a hundred years it has been a hub of information.
The Canterbury Museum is housed in an attractive building made of stone, and it will win the hearts of visitors even before they see the wonders on show inside. The displays in the museum are of high standard and span over a range of categories from those historical to modern and those based on human life to those that depict the wonders of nature. Some of the museum’s collections are world renowned, and there are more than two million items for visitors to relish. The information that the Canterbury Museum bestows on visitors is presented in an interesting manner that will create wonder and amazement, and memories that will be cherished.
A few of the many exciting collections at this well loved museum are the RealNZ collection and the RealLife collection. This first is based on the ancient New Zealanders and their way of life, and the latter displays models of various species that are special to the country. Visitors should also check out the story of Fred and Myrtle’s shell house, during their visit to the museum for an interesting experience.
There are exciting exhibits for children too, providing so much fun, that youngster’s will hardly realize that the experience is educational! At the premise’s there is a café where visitors to the museum can relax in while admiring the view it offers of the city’s botanical garden. For those who want to take back New Zealand inspired souvenirs, the gift shop on site has a host of choices. The Canterbury Museum is definitely an interesting place to spend time at, when in New Zealand.
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