The Arts Centre of Christchurch

Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch, Canterbury
The Arts Centre is one of Christchurch's most significant historic and cultural attractions and a Christchurch must visit. Once the site of Canterbury University, these distinctive historic stone buildings house more than thirty art galleries, craft studios and shops. You can also find Rutherford's Den where the great physicist carried out some of his first experiments.

Architects, Benjamin Mountfort and Samuel Hurst Seager were principally responsible for the coherent set of Gothic Revival buildings which give the Arts Centre its character.

The complex was damaged in the earthquakes and and is being repaired in stages. The website has the up to date details of this major exercise. The restoration programme is claimed to be the largest heritage project being undertaken in the world today.
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  • South Quadrangle
    South Quadrangle
  • Old Chemistry
    Old Chemistry
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    North Quad - Arts Centre
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    Arts Centre
  • Inner Christchurch
    Inner Christchurch
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