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 Walking Tours

Every day from 6 December 2019

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 9 December 2019

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Reuben Paterson

21 November 2019 - 26 January 2020

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Festive fun at The Arts Centre

1 - 24 December 2019

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The All I Want for Christmas Mākete

1 December 2019

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Wreath-making workshop

2 & 8 December 2019

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Kete Wana: The Light Show

2 - 5 December 2019

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Card-making station

2 - 24 December 2019

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On the Same Page

4 Decmber to 8 December 2019

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Carols with The Cecilian Singers

8 December 2019

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Festive music with Musica Balkanica

8 December 2019

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A Christmas Carol

10 & 17 December 2019

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Carols around the piano

12 December 2019

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Late Night Shopping

13 & 14 December 2019

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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Festive music with The Jubilate Singers

14 December 2019

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A Plainsmen Christmas

15 December 2019

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The Opera Club’s festive feast

15 December 2019

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Tī kōuka decoration workshop

17 & 19 December 2019

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