Make the most of Beca Heritage Week and celebrate our history.
There’s a fantastic range of events that unearth our hidden histories, take the opportunity to be inspired, discover new places and learn old pastimes.
Take a trip back through time, be an archaeologist for a day and uncover our past.
Research your hidden family history by viewing library resources.
An introduction to the art of goldwork to create stunning stitchery.
Learn how to start unearthing your family history.
Join an open service to bless the pieces of tartan.
Share your photos and help grow the city's photographic archive.
Perfect your lace knitting skills with ideas gleaned from Margaret Stove, QSM.
Margaret Stove, QSM, will guide participants in this practical class.
Bring along an image and create your own unique memory.
Help Ferrymead Heritage Park celebrate its birthday this Labour Weekend.
A fun day for the family in park surrounds.
Look at life in Aotearoa / New Zealand's only leper colony on Otamahua / Quail Island.
Come and find out more about the community of classic Kiwi baches at Boulder Bay.
Visit an exhibition which marks 30 years since the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 was passed.
Find out what motivated the courageous individuals who spoke out for peace during World War I when most of the population were gripped with war fever.
An exhibition of historical photos and memorabilia of the greater Halswell district 1840 to 1960s.
Learn about the history of Belfast through photographs and memoirs.
View a display of textile treasures made over the decades by creative hands and usually stored in Christchurch homes.
See an exquisite embroidery display by hidden monastic women.
Research Your House workshop
Hear Margaret Stove's, QSM, remarkable experiences in lace knitting from New Zealand to the northern hemisphere.
Find out the hidden stories uncovered during the restoration of the chapel, and learn about the Marquette tragedy.
Hear fascinating tales, in 7 minute bites.
Dr Geoffrey Rice expands on ideas presented in last year's forum on the Future of Cathedral Square.
To help you stitch your own memories a demonstration of stitching techniques and strategies will be shared.
Hear about the unearthing of the early history of the church and the people involved during its establishment in 1867.
See how New Zealand artists who served in World War I interpreted its horror.
Hear from the shortlisted writers and find out who the prize winners are.
Celebrate the stitched history of the last century as family treasures are brought out to view.
Come along to two days of presentations on a range of oral history topics. National Oral History Association of New Zealand conference.
Take a tour of an historic graveyard with local historian Richard Greenaway.
Enjoy Devonshire tea at a delightful Victorian house and check out the secrets of its past.
Take a tour of this restored Christchurch treasure and hear about it's rich past and recently uncovered secrets. Tours on various days.
Come and view the display of historical photographs and wedding gowns.
Explore the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association (CWEA) building and discover it's story and that of the neighbouring buildings, through a display and speakers.
Visit the exquisite interior of St Saviour's Church (1885) and see its glorious 1860 Corona Lucis (Crown of Light) which was repaired and restored following the earthquakes.
Discover New Regent Street with a fun and informative guided tour.
Join us for a guided tour through St David's Anglican Church.
An open day at St Andrew's at Rangi Ruru. Explore a truly remarkable example of the Carpenter Gothic architectural style.
A two hour guided walk of the island.
Take a self-guided tour around six heritage houses, including the Ngaio Marsh House.
Event cancelled due to rescheduled repairs and maintenance.
Visit one of the last remaining heritage stone buildings in Christchurch.