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Sightseeing and landmarks in Christchurch

History museums

History Museum
“Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township and the park has a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period and allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door. There are a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These displays are owned and operated by individual societies and manned by their volunteers. They have restored and displayed their collections for you to enjoy and these include tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and much much more. If you are interested in a particular society's display, please contact the society in advance of your visit, to ensure that volunteers will be on site. Trams run on weekends and throughout the School Holidays. Tram rides are not included in the admission price but can still be purchased at a small fee”
  • 15 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“Turanga is the central library but its so much more than a library! Especially for little ones its a great place to visit. It has pools full of Lego, Duplo, wooden toys, different costumes to try on, an indoor slight with a hidden fairy park underneath and of course lots and lots of amazing books. A must visit place especially on rainy days”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“library , Church , restaurant , Park , take away meals , supermarket, bakery , Chemist ,the Vicarage restaurant , ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“A great library where you can sit, relax, read and take in the therapeutic vies of The Pacific Ocean.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
“If they don't have it on the shelves, they will get it in from one of their other libraries for you. A great service!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“New to Christchurch and popular with everyone. Great spot to hangout and an option for a rainy day. ”
  • 1 local recommends