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The Arts Centre

2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0989
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Rutherford's Den at the Arts Centre. Television, radio, sonar and telephones - just some of the great inventions we enjoy today thanks to the scientific discoveries made by Ernest, Lord Rutherford and his peers. Step inside Rutherford's Den and enjoy fun, hands-on activities as you learn about science in the actual rooms where Rutherford studied
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2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0989
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The great hall is open again and it was wonderful to go to a show there! The arts centre is aa visual feast and I'm so glad that it's being saved

Thank julznz
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful building and if you like taking photos. .... BONUS because you can get some really good one's ! You need to walk around and find all the little areas, doors and rooms ! So beautifully restored !!!

1  Thank KScheepers
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You have the tourist information centre in the middle and restaurants and other exhibits. For the scientists see the Nobel prize winning Rutherford den.

Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to win a 'behind the scenes tour' of the Arts Centre and the massive restoration project being undertaken following the Canterbury/Christchurch earthquakes. The effort and quality of the rebuild is 2nd to none and the Arts Centre team...More

Thank karl p
Reviewed 29 October 2016

After six years I sat in the North Quad today. There is such a long way to go and such a lot still to be fixed but the Christchurch Arts Centre is back! I couldn't go in the Great Hall as they were preparing for...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It was great to see the Great Hall back in action after earthquake repairs and improvements. The visit was made even more enjoyable by being able to view some of the other progress at the Arts Centre and also being able to talk with the...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 18 June 2016

So wonderful to be able to welcome back the Great Hall, this absolute gem of the Arts Centre restoration project. Hopefully by the end of the year it will be hosting regular concerts once again. Do note the memorial plaques of Helen Connon, first woman...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I loved this years ago when I lived in ChCh and I feared the worst with initial reports following the earthquakes. I'm delighted to see the rebuild in progress (see photos) and the schedule for progressive reopening. I will review progress as I revisit.

1  Thank Albywon
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Still in a state of transition after all the quake damage but getting a lot of TLC and attracting a lot of arts and crafts partisans, stone Mason attraction etc. and is generally interesting. Definitely well worth a look and supporting the folk. Very close...More

1  Thank etiguys
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a good place to find the art and handiwork of some of the many fine artists and craftspeople in Christchurch. For now it is in temporary quarters but easy to find along Worchester Boulevard.

1  Thank Tim R
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