Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

Today's Hours Closed
  • Wednesday 11.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Thursday 11.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Friday 11.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Saturday 11.00AM – 4.00PM
  • Sunday 11.00AM – 4.00PM

Chemistry, Hereford Street



Come and explore the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, where you can see more than 3,000 years of human history through an amazing collection of artefacts from Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures.

The Teece Museum is part of the University of Canterbury’s Arts City Location.

MYTHS AND MORTALS: Life in Ancient Times

The ancient Greeks and Romans came from all walks of life, some barely survived in slavery while others led rich and fulfilling lives. Whether they were at the bottom or the top, the Greeks and Romans formed communities between families, neighbours and armies. These communities shaped people’s identities, cultures and beliefs, just as our own communities shape us today. Marble sculpture, elaborate vases and everyday wares speak of epic myths and stories, the rise and fall of empires, family life and glory in sport and war – all of which were important aspects of life in ancient times.


Book your school visit

The Teece offers free in-house visits for primary and secondary school classes from Year 1 to Year 13. Each visit to the Museum combines hands-on experiences with ancient artefacts, group activities, and time for students to explore by themselves. The Museum can be used to explore a wide variety of disciplines – classics, history, art history, social studies, geography, and fine arts. Click here for more information.

Sponsored by the University of Canterbury Foundation

Location map

Hereford Street


Market Square Hereford St Carpark Boys' High Entrance Engineering Laneway The Observatory Hotel Courtyard South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Cloisters Studio Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall