Canterbury Museum

Location:  Christchurch

Open: Canterbury  Museum is closed at the moment.

For 150 years we have been telling stories of Waitaha Canterbury, now the Museum is rewriting its own story by embarking on an exciting new journey of redevelopment.

Northbrook Museum

Location:  Rangiora, Spark Lane

Open:  By appointment

An extensive range of New Zealand Social History set out in 9,000 sq ft of buildings.

white building with black window and door frames and a black roof with a ramp in Front
Rangiora Museum

Location: Rangiora, 29 Good Street

Open: Wednesday and Sunday 1.30 - 4 pm

Rangiora Museum (the Rangiora & Districts Early Records Society Incorporated) was formed in 1960.

Oxford Museum

Location: Oxford, 75 Main Street

Open: Sunday 11 am - 4 pm or by  appointment

Built 1980 by the Historical Records Society, in conjunction with the Oxford Jaycees.

picture of Kaiapoi museum with red sign and displays
Kaiapoi Museum

Location : Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre 176 Williams Street Kaiapoi

Open:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-5pm
Thursday, 9am-7pm
Saturday, 10am -2pm
Sunday 1-4pm.

Administered by the Kaiapoi District Historical Society and housed in Kaiapoi Historic Court House. As well as an interesting collection of objects from Kaiapoi’s yesteryears, it holds an extensive pictorial, collection plus early newsprint, Kaiapoi Lodges and Kaiapoi Woollen Mills collections of days gone by.

These photo collection is courtesy of the Kaiapoi Museum. Click on an image to view the full-size version.

Cust Museum

road in front of the picture, building of the Cust museum, trees, hedges

Location: Cust, 1725 Main Road,

Open: Sunday 2 - 4 pm or by arrangement

Museum contains history, memorabilia, photos, artefacts, records and family information pertaining to the Cust and surrounding districts.

Kowai Archives

Location: Balcairn,1091 Upper Sefton Road

Open: Open second Sunday each month between 2-4 pm

Kowai Archive was established in 1990 by members of the Sefton - Kowai Country Women's Institute, who decided to "collect, preserve, research and exhibit records to illustrate and record (the) cultural history of the area".

Landmarks Rangiora Court House plaque on brick wall
Landmarks Heritage Walking Tour Waimakariri District

Location: Rangiora,  Kaiapoi

If you find out  more about the Landmarks Rangiora Heritage Walking Tour, please have a look here.  A guide for the Walking Tour of Rangiora Landmarks and the Rangiora Museum.

There's also information about the Lost Heritage in our District.