Visit the Teece Museum
Whether you are a student of Classics, have an interest in ancient cultures, or are just looking fun family-friendly activities in Christchurch, there is something here for everyone.
Where to find us
The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is located on Level 1 of the UC Arts City Location (Old Chemistry) at 3 Hereford Street, in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre. Access to the Museum is via the door off the Arts Centre South Quadrangle.
The Teece is in the centre of the city’s cultural precinct, within walking distance of Rutherford’s Den, Canterbury Museum, the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Botanic Gardens. The Arts Centre also offers a range of eateries, cafes and bars, perfect for enjoying coffee after your visit to the Museum.
The Teece is open while the Covid19 Protection Framework is set at the Orange traffic light. Please remember your mask when you visit.
- Usual open hours – Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am – 3pm
- Entry to the Teece is free, donations are appreciated (suggested donation of $5 per adult)
- School and community group visits by appointment Mondays-Fridays
- Download the Teece Museum Brochure and map
The main doors to the UC Teece Museum are located on the side of our building which faces the Arts Centre South Quad. Our red sandwich board signs will be out whenever we are open.
The Teece Museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs, visitors with mobility issues, or for families with prams. The accessibility entrance via the glass doors at 3 Hereford St. Ring the doorbell placed on the accessibility sign just to the left of the doors, and one of our helpful gallery hosts will come to assist you.
How to get here
Metered on-street parking is available around the Arts Centre. The Arts Centre also offers a limited number of 30-minute visitor car parks at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street. A good option for parking is North Hagley Botanic Gardens carpark, where parking is free for 3 hours, but remember to allow for the walk through the Gardens to the Museum, which takes approx 15 minutes. There are also a number of Christchurch City Council and privately owned off-street car parks
Metro Buses are a convenient and affordable form of travel into central Christchurch. A number of bus stops are located within easy walking distance of the Teece. Visit the Metro website to plan your journey.
Exercise the body and the mind, and cycle to the Teece Museum! There are a number of family-friendly routes in to the city, and cycle racks are located in the South Quad, right outside the Teece.