HISTORY
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THE ASHBURTON
MUSEUM

Dig into the past...and discover what created your future. Engage in educational experiences and uncover the cultural and social heritage of Mid Canterbury and Aotearoa.

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Explore our exhibitions and activity programmes.

grandparents day

Grandparents Day Arts & Crafts

Grandparents Day is a day to acknowledge and celebrate the important contribution made by grandparents to the wellbeing and education of children within their family. It is an…

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imagine hat

School holiday activity – Imagine Hat!

When you use your imagination, you can make-believe anything you want it to be. You can imagine a stick is a magic wand, broccoli are dinosaur trees, or…

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WORKSHOP ALCHEMY: transform

Be inspired by your beautiful local landscape! Come and create ceramic touch stones using local materials and earth colours from your unique geographic area of the Ashburton district. …

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map making

School Holiday activity – map making

Our natural environment is very important in keeping the cultural identity of Ngāi Tahu alive. To honour the environments our tūpuna (ancestors) moved through in Te Waipounamu (The…

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Kā Huru Manu Exhibition Talk

Come along to the public opening of Kā Huru Manu and hear Ngāi Tahu Archive Manager Takerei Norton talk about the Kā Huru Manu cultural mapping project and…

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Kā Huru Manu Exhibition

The Kā Huru Manu exhibition provides an insight into the Ngāi Tahu history of the Hakatere Ashburton district. Kā Huru Manu, the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, is dedicated…

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