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Exhibitions/Events

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The Spirit of Budo

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SNAP! The glass plate negative project

March 2019 – June 2019 To find out more about this exhibit, scroll back on our blog. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about what’s on at Ashburton Museum.

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Ng Kings Brothers Gardens

December 2018 – February 2019 Ashburton’s ties to the Chinese diaspora run deep, as seen in this exhibition about the Ng King Brothers family, market garden and businesses. Learn the inspiring story of one of Ashburton’s most respected families, the Ng Kings. Discover Ashburton’s Chinese heritage, and how their property on Allens Road grew into…

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Summer Burty Challenge

December 2018 – February 2019 Follow us on Facebook to learn more about what’s on at Ashburton Museum.

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Dig In Mahi Māra

December 2018 – February 2019 A special kids exhibition about gardening and sustainability, where all the fruit and veges have been knitted by the community! Dig In Mahi Mara has transformed the museum into a fun, colourful indoor garden space complete with a wooden shed, planters, and more. It’s a great space to role play,…

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Women Power: Freedom for Change

Ashburton Museum honoured the 125th anniversary of universal women’s suffrage in New Zealand with this inspiring and personal exhibition. Women Power featured the contemporary stories of women working in non-traditional roles in the Ashburton District. We feel deeply about the historic struggle our women endured for the right to vote, this exhibition demonstrates the ongoing…

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Mid Winter Burty Challenge

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Bugs, Rust and Dust Bunnies

Bugs, Rust and Dust Bunnies focussed on the conservation and preservation of treasures/taonga, in both the museum and home. This exhibition was designed to guide people on the dos and don’ts of preserving precious objects and documents at home, from thinking about air humidity to pest control. Museum-wide activities and a series of workshops were…

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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 taonga, to today. The story of New Zealand’s diverse cultural heritage is woven throughout. Interactive modules provide an engaging way to discover the history, heritage and natural…

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Museum Adventurers

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