Go back to the past, and see how past lives were lived in Rangiora and the Canterbury region. Rangiora Museum is a local history museum with a substantial photographic and archival collection of Rangiora’s history.

The aims of the museum are  to collect, preserve, display and make available artefacts, materials, photographs and information regarding the town and its people from Rangiora’s inception.

Highlights are a 3000-strong glass negative collection and photographic gallery.

In 1972 a two-roomed cob cottage was built in front of the museum with cob blocks from Fernside. Its furnishings include gifts from local families reflecting the era of the day.

The museum also features a 1905 sitting room, a c.1900 bedroom and early kitchen.

Location
29 Good Street, Rangiora

Opening hours
Wednesday and Sunday 1.30 pm – 4 pm or by appointment.
Enquiries – Mrs Ann Jelfs, phone 03 313 7592

Admission
Adults $2.00
Children 50 cents

Contact details
Phone: 03 310 7356

Email: rangioramuseum@xtra.co.nz

Website: http://ketewaimakariri.peoplesnetworknz.info/rangiora_museum