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The Arts Centre Heritage Site

- Currently under repair -

This complex of outstanding stone Gothic Revival inspired buildings was designed by various architects. Construction spanned over nearly half a century from the 1870s serving as the University of Canterbury and housing Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools and the Art School. NZ’s famous scientist Ernest Lord Rutherford worked and studied here. The Arts Centre was extensively earthquake damaged and is undergoing a long term remediation and seismic strengthening programme. Interpretation boards along Worcester Boulevard provide insights into history of the buildings and the works currently underway.

Worcester Boulevard, Central City

Phone: 03 366 0989

Last updated: 07.10.2020