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

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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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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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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