Guided tour of the Observatory Tower

Christchurch Heritage Festival 2022


Sunday 9, 16 and 23 October

Time

11.00AM – 11.30AM

11.30AM – 12.00PM

12.00PM – 12.30PM

12.30PM – 1.00PM

1.00PM – 1.30PM

1.30PM – 2.00PM

Pricing

  • Per person $5.00
    Maximum of 10 people per tour.
  • Venue: Meet at the entrance to the Observatory Tower

    Join a guided tour of the Observatory Tower and hear the stories of how it was used from 1896 to today. Find out about the amazing heritage restoration of the part-collapsed Tower. Look at the photos and temporary display panels in the 1st floor exhibition space. Then climb the steep wooden stairs right to the top to the Dome Room, which has a new dome and houses the restored Townsend Teece Telescope.

    If the weather allows, have a walk out onto the Tower balcony for one of the best views in Christchurch.

    NOTE: this tour involves ascending and descending four flights of steep heritage wooden stairs, there is no elevator and no wheelchair or stroller access, sorry.

    This event is supported by the Christchurch City Council Heritage Festival Community Grant. 

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    Location map

    Observatory, Biology and Physics,
    Hereford Street

    Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering 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
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