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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019

The district's annual Heritage Week has grown to become the Christchurch Heritage Festival.

With more than 80 heritage events to choose from in Christchurch, Banks Peninsula and Selwyn over three weeks in October, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

Here in Ōtautahi Christchurch and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula we have many stories, from Ngāi Tahu, the European settlers, Pasifika and people of other ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have made this place home.

The Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019 is an opportunity to share the stories of the past that link us to this place. He tātai muka, he tātai tangata – weave together the strands, weave together the people.

Search the programme below or pick up a copy of the Heritage Festival printed guide from your local library or service centre.

Listed Events

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2 Aug 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

To celebrate the 160th birthday of Christchurch City Libraries, we've gone deep in our vaults and rummaged through our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.

28 Sep 2019 to 28 Oct 2019

Lace up your sneakers and explore the cultural heritage of Ōtautahi with an activity trail exploring Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Tūranga Central Library, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Botanic Gardens Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa.

1 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019

Be in to win! Share your photos and help us to create a picture of our city’s heritage.

7 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Join one of our friendly and informative guides on a Gallery tour highlighting the rich stories of Christchurch’s past.

7 Oct 2019 to 28 Oct 2019

Imagine if the past sent you postcards. As our city rebuilds, archaeologists and historians have examined hundreds of building sites.

8 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Download the Red Zone Stories app and encounter manawhenua and community stories in the Avon-Ōtākaro River Corridor on this self-guided walk through the residential red zone. Share your own red zone stories too.

8 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Visit an exhibition of photos and stories about baches 48 to 72 in Taylors Mistake and Hobsons Bay, with an accompanying publication.

9 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue, here's a scavenger hunt for the family to do. Use the map and follow the clues to find the memorials all around you.

9 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Yaldhurst Museum celebrates 50 years in 2019. Come and see a little piece of our local history set in the original buildings and grounds.

14 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora present a free public exhibition featuring 23 stunning black and white architectural images of 1960's and 1970's Christchurch.