Canterbury Museum and Quake City, our special exhibition telling stories of the Canterbury earthquakes, are open. 

There are additional hygiene and public health measures in place at both venues as the health and safety of visitors and our staff are our primary concern.

Visitors will be asked to comply with some public health conditions of entry:

  • All visitors must sign in and leave their contact details so they can be traced by health authorities if necessary.
  • Only 40 visitors will be allowed at Quake City at any one time. Museum staff will control entry on a one out, one in basis, once this threshold has been reached.
  • Visitors must practise social distancing, keeping one metre away from strangers.
  • Anyone who is feeling unwell or who has Covid 19 symptoms – temperature, dry cough, difficulty breathing – will be refused entry to both venues.

If you have not already done so, please use this opportunity to download the NZ COVID tracer app and also sign in to the Museum or Quake City using the QR code provided.

Some touchable exhibits have been removed or fenced off, including the much-loved horse in The Christchurch Street.

The Museum Store and Museum Cafe are open. 

Any changes to our operations will be posted on this page.

Kia kaha and keep safe.

12 August 2020