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. Our usual open hours are Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

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 in 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.


  • Usual open hours –  Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am – 4pm
  • School holiday hours – Mondays to Sundays, 11am-  4pm
  • 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 limited mobility, 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.

A map of the Arts Centre showing the location of the Teece Museum at 3 Hereford St

How to get here

Metered on-street parking is available on the streets around the Museum. The Arts Centre also offers a limited number of off-street visitor car parks:

  • 30 minute carparks in Market Square, at the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.
  • 60 minute carparks and 120 minute electric vehicle charging parks in their Hereford St car park, at 25 Hereford St.
  • There are two mobility access parks in Market Square and two in Hereford Street, with no time limit.

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 park buildings near by.

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.

If you are cycling, 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.