Art and museums

Canterbury Museum

See a moa in a minute or spend hours exploring New Zealand's rich cultural and natural heritage.

Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu is in a striking building in the heart of Christchurch.

Community museums

Explore some of our older buildings, learn something of our cultural heritage, and find out about museums and public art and artefacts.

Heritage in the city

Celebrating the city's heritage with various memorials, statues, fountains and clocks that make up the public art in and around our city.

Arts Centre

Find out what's going on in the restored Arts Centre.

Fanfare Sculpture

Fanfare is New Zealand's largest work of public sculpture. A Neil Dawson installation that was gifted to the Christchurch City Council by the City of Sydney in 2007.

Toi Ōtautahi/Christchurch Arts

The arts are important in strengthening the city and communities. Arts Advisors are available to provide advice and are interested in fostering partnerships and collaborative projects.

Toi Tūmatanui/Public Arts

Celebrating our identity, promoting artistic excellence and generating opportunity.

Honouring our creative roots

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a place of experimentation and artistic risk taking which over time has shaped both our local and international creative identity.