Primary and Secondary School Visits
Explore the world of ancient heroes, myths and monsters at the UC Teece Museum!
Based in Christchurch’s historic Arts Centre, the UC Teece Museum is the only dedicated museum of classical antiquities in New Zealand. We offer customised lessons, designed to meet the learning needs of your class.
Part of the University of Canterbury, the Teece Museum offers free in-house visits for primary and secondary school classes from Year 1 to Year 13, and online resources for learning in-class. Each visit combines hands-on experiences with ancient artefacts, group activities in the Museum, and time for students to explore by themselves.
The Museum can be used to explore a wide variety of disciplines – classics, history, art history, social studies, geography, and fine arts.
Planning your visit
The Museum is available for school groups by appointment Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm. Through the generous sponsorship of the UC Foundation, this service for schools is free.
Contact our team to make a booking.
These resources are designed to give you some ideas and information about class visits to the Museum, alongside practical notes about how to find us or contact us. The resources are just possible starting points. We are happy to discuss with teachers alternative lesson goals and activities.
- Teece Museum brochure
- Teece Museum Secondary School Quick Start Guide (PDF, 1 MB)
- Teece Museum Primary School Education Resource (PDF, 13.7 MB)
- Teece Museum Primary School Object Based Learning Worksheet (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Teece Museum Primary School Activity Worksheets (PDF, 2 MB)
- Teece Museum Primary School Education Object Cards (PDF, 17.4 MB)
- Teece Museum Theatre Masks Template (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Children’s University Activities
- A Day in the Life of Scipio and Archie slideshow (PPT, 30MB)
- A Day in the Life of Scipio and Archie activity sheet (PDF, 464KB)
- Design your own Ancient Coin activity sheet (PDF, 234KB)
Online Resources for exploring the Logie Collection
- We Could Be Heroes: Gods & heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans
- Power and Profit: The life and coins of Alexander the Great
- Virtue and Adversity: The poetry of Virgil
- From Hieroglyphs to Text Messages: A Short History of Writing
- Portraits in Plaster: Casts in the Logie Collection
- Buried Treasure: archaeology and the discovery of lost civilisations
Central City Educational Opportunities
Make the most of your class visit into the centre city by visiting more than one of the great local arts and heritage attractions. Nearby the Teece Museum, the Rutherford’s Den, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Botanic Gardens are all located within easy walking distance.