Community museums

Explore some of our older buildings, learn something of our cultural heritage, and find out about museums and public art and artefacts.

Our City O-Tautahi

Due to damage from the Canterbury Earthquake, Our City O-Tautahi is closed.

Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings Museum

Due to damage from the Canterbury Earthquakes, the buildings are currently closed to the public.

Akaroa Museum

Open 7 days, 10.30am-4pm

Lyttelton Historical Museum

Lyttelton Museum is closed until further notice.

Thornycroft Torpedo Boat Museum

Located in Magazine Bay, Lyttelton. Open 1pm-3pm at weekends in the winter.

Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

Located in Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula. Open daily 10am–5pm (except Christmas day).