The Den

Television, radio, sonar and telephones – just some of the great inventions we enjoy today thanks to the scientific discoveries made by Ernest, Lord Rutherford and his peers.

Step inside Rutherford’s Den and enjoy fun, hands-on activities as you learn about science in the actual rooms where Rutherford studied. Come in and buy a ticket at the front desk or book now. 

Free entry for those with reduced mobility due to wheelchair access being limited to the ground floor space.

Take a look at what’s in the Den with our virtual tour.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. OPENING HOURS AND TICKETS

ADMISSION FEES 

Adults:                                   $10.00

Students/65+:                      $5.00

Children (5-17 years):         $5.00

Family (up to 4 children):  $20.00

Children under 5:                 FREE

 

The Arts Centre is an independent charitable trust that needs your help to fund the incredible transformation of Rutherford’s Den.

Where:

The Arts Centre, Clock Tower building, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

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Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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Stanley Palmer and company exhibition

13 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

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Pop Lab installation and fabrication lab

10 December 2018 - 17 February 2019

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Christchurch i-SITE Summer Scavenger Hunt

15 December 2018 - 31 January 2019

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Forget Me Not Memorial Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

10 January - 3 February 2019

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The Revolver Club

24 - 27 January & 31 January - 3 February 2019

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Lynne Lambert: Glass Half Empty – Glass Half Full

19 February - 3 March 2019

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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UC Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays during Uni term

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UC – New Music Central

Monday nights during Uni term

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Hire the Great Hall

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