Christchurch Arts Centre

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The Christchurch Arts Centre is a complex of Gothic Revival buildings that was originally part of the University of Canterbury. The Arts Centre is now a vibrant arts venue with cinemas, theatres and galleries plus shops, bars, cafes and a bustling weekend market.

Ernest Rutherford studied here when it was a university and his den has been made into a multimedia exhibit showcasing the scientist’s life and achievements.

The Arts Centre is also home to the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, which has one of the most important collections of artefacts from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt.

Our address

2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013
Bus 17 (stop: Rolleston Avenue near Gloucester Street)
Rutherford's Den admission $20, students $15
    Rutherford's Den open 10am–5pm daily Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities open Wed–Sun 11am–3pm