Canterbury Museum - Antarctic
Rolleston Avenue, Central City
- Antarctic site -
In 1901 a magnetic observatory was erected in the Botanic gardens to assist Robert Falcon Scott with his magnetic surveys in Antarctica. The instruments operated for a number of years and were used by scientists to calibrate their instruments before heading to the Antarctic. One of the original buildings still exists.
Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Avenue, Central City
Last updated: 23.08.2017