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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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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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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Under a Night Sky by Bing Dawe

16 May - 16 June 2019

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Love of the Land

20 May - 2 June 2019

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The Greek Pots and Pieces Painting Night

24 May 2019

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New Music Central – Gayle Blankenburg (USA)

27 May 2019

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The Archaeology of Food

20 June 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Fantastic Feasts Matariki activity

26-30 Pipiri & 3-7 Hōngongoi

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Matariki: Resourceful skills workshops and tours

27 Pipiri - 7 Hōngongoi 2019

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Matariki kōrero: Mahinga kai

26 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: FUSH, chips, burgers and te reo Māori

28 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: Kapa haka showcase

29 Pipiri 2019

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Mākete kai: A Matariki food market

29 Pipiri 2019

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Matariki: ‘KĀKĀRIKI – Simply Us’ album release

30 Pipiri 2019

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