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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.

What's On

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The Great Santa Hunt

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum’s Santa Hunt is back and this year our sneaky Santas have found new and improved hiding spots throughout the museum. Unfortunately there…

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Circus Exhibition ‘Under the Big Top’

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum’s new summer exhibition Under the Big Top features the return of a very popular attraction. ‘Australasia’s Largest Smallest Travelling Circus’ is an…

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Ashburton Museum permanent exhibition 'From Taonga to Today'

From Taonga to Today

Ongoing – an ever changing permanent exhibition. This object-rich exhibition is drawn from our nationally significant collection. It traces the history of the Ashburton region from nature, to…

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Summer Burty Challenge 2022

The Burty Challenge is back for summer 2022 and includes challenges at Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum, Tinwald Domain, Ashburton Domain, Tinwald Pool, EA Networks Centre and Ashburton…

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