Explore our heritage at the South Canterbury Museum on Perth Street, downtown Timaru. From fossils to fashions there are hundreds of fascinating things to see, as well as changing exhibitions to enjoy and activities to do.
The South Canterbury Museum is a family-friendly attraction with free entry - donations encouraged. It is open Tuesday - to Friday from 10am, and weekend afternoons.
The Museum's permanent exhibitions focus on the nature and history of our region. Topics include geology,
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wildife, Maori history and culture, European settlement and social history from the last 150 years.
The Museum also has a programme of changing exhibitions with a wide focus, so repeat visitors will always find something new. There are a range of in-gallery activities for children, and holiday programmes running during school breaks.
Children can also join the free Museum Explorers Club to receive a newsletter and a "Museum passport" which is stamped for every visit to the Museum.