UC Music and Classics

The University of CanterburySchool of Music and Classics Department are housed in the fully restored Chemistry building that overlooks the picturesque South Quad.

See the School of Music in action by attending its free, weekly music concerts and events. These weekly concerts finish at the end of October but check the Facebook page for one-off events.

The main entrance is off the South Quad that is best accessed from Hereford Street, opposite the YMCA. However, it can also be reached by entering the Arts Centre site via the Clock Tower building on Worcester Boulevard and walking through the North and South quads. See the location map.

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities houses a public display of one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere – the James Logie Memorial Collection.

Opening exhibition:

We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans
Until 29 October 2017

We Could be Heroes is the inaugural exhibition at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

The gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans were powerful, yet they were also complex. The exhibition celebrates the stories of their adventures, disputes, conflicts and love interests.

A richly illustrated catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition, published by Canterbury University Press. It can be purchased from the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Following We Could be Heroes, the Museum will be closed for a short break while staff install the summer show that opens on Saturday 2 December.

Entitled Buried Treasure, the summer show is one for Indianna Jones fans, with it delving into the world of archaeology and the discovery of lost civilisations.

Opening hours:
Open to the public Wednesdays to Sundays 11am to 3pm.
Open by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am to3pm, for school and group visits.



Opening Exhibition


The exhibition space was named in recognition of UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife Leigh Teece, who generously donated funds to support the refurbishment of the building.


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