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Ashburton: Feels like home

20 September – 6 November 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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Make, Do and Mend

Recycling is at the heart of this colourful and crafty exhibition. Quilts, clothes, and accessories galore! Ashburton’s homemade handiwork is on display, with items from the public, as well as Ashford’s and Eco Educate adorning our Murney Room and changing exhibition spaces. To find out more about this exhibit, scroll back on our blog. Follow us…

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Mid Winter Burty Challenge

The Burty Challenge is back! Drop in and pick up a challenge card and collect your stamp by doing our treasure bag activity! Don’t forget to also visit the Ashburton Library, Ashburton Domain, and EA Networks Centre. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about what’s on at Ashburton Museum.

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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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Museum Adventurers

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