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Last updated: 12 December 2018

South Canterbury Museum, Timaru District Council

About South Canterbury Museum, Timaru District Council

The Museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit objects illustrating and recording the natural and cultural history of South Canterbury, from prehistoric times up to the present.

We have 20 collections in The Community Archive »

Facilities and services

Contributor type:

  • Museum or art gallery

Archive types:

  • Art or literature
  • Business archives
  • Other educational records
  • Personal papers
  • Religious archives
  • School records
  • Voluntary group archives, clubs, societies, etc.
  • Local publication, newspaper


Free admission. Copy charges apply.

Visitor information

Opening hours:

Tues-Fri, Sun 1.30-4.30pm. Closed public holidays

Onsite parking:

Yes, but limited (it includes disabled access spaces). There is ample street and public parking adjacent.

Physical access:

Open to the public. Special arrangements may need to be made to view oversize or fragile material, artworks or items from the objects collections

Contact details


Perth St

Postal address:

PO Box 522

Phone number:

  • +64 3 6877212

Fax number:

  • +64 3 6877215