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

Resourceful Skills Workshops with Rekindle

16 June - 23 July 2018

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Time+Grid+Now at The Central

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Matariki Celebrations

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Kirsty Bedi – finding inspiration in Te Taiao, the natural environment

6 - 7 July 2018 (Matariki Mākete)

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Matariki Night Markets

6 - 7 July 2018

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KidsFest Pots and Pieces

9 - 10 July 2018

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KidsFest Amazing Atoms

9 - 10 July, 16 - 17 July 2018

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KidsFest Fudge Cottage Workshops

9 - 20 July 2018

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UC Winter Series

22 July - 23 September 2018

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My Heartland – by Ira Mitchell-Kirk

6th - 19th August 2018

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House of Travel Botanic D’Lights

8 - 12 August 2018

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Mid Winter Carnival

24 - 25 August 2018

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Rembrandt Remastered

5 September - 3 October 2018

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Rekindle’s new home at the Arts Centre

12 June 2018

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2018 Canterbury Heritage Awards Finalists

26 April 2018

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New Arts Centre Chief Executive Appointment

10 April 2018

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts

Last Monday of every month

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The Actor’s Dojo

6.30–8.30pm during school terms

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UC Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays during Uni term

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