Opening Hours

From October 2017 Our Cafe and Museum are both open 7 days
Opening times for our Cafe 8:00am to 3:30pm
Our Museum is open 10:00am to 5:00pm, final entry is 3:45pm as we recommend a minimum of 1hr 15min to see all our exhibits
For groups of 10 or more, opening hours may be extended. 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Please note we are Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing Day & Anzac Day
Nostalgia and Nosh
Admission Fees

Adults $20.00
Children $5.00 (Up to 14 years)
Seniors $17.50
Pre-School Children - Free
Family concession 2 Adults and up to 3 Children $40.00
Special Needs Adults $10.00 PP (carers & staff Free)
Group Bookings: Groups over 10 People are discounted to $10.00 PP & Children $5

We are very pleased to offer our grounds and gardens for club visits and shows please equire for your exact requirements.

Visitor Information

Getting Here:
The Museum is only 20 minutes from city center close to Christchurch International Airport.
First turn right past Yaldhurst Hotel on Main West Road ( State highway 73 ), Christchurch. You need your own transport, as the closest public bus service is on Russley Road about 2km from the museum.
Location Map click here

Group / Visits:
Are welcome for groups of ten or more. We also offer extened hours (open until 9pm) Avaliable by appointment only. Guidelines for visiting childrens groups. click here

Wheel Chair Access:
All areas are accessible for wheel-chairs.A wheelchair is avaliable for visitor use.
Please ask at entrance foyer.

Taking Photographs:
For personal use is permitted.

Is not permitted on the premises.

Security Cameras:
Operate through-out the museum.

Museum Location 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport