Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Arts Centre

  • Worcester Blvd. between Montreal St. and Rolleston Ave. Map It
  • Christchurch
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

After major restoration, a large section of the historic Arts Centre (which was a popular arts, studios, theaters, shopping, and dining complex before the earthquakes) has reopened. Further careful restoration and strengthening is still underway on this fine collection of Gothic Revival stone buildings that were originally built as Canterbury's University. It was here that NZ-born physicist Ernest, Lord Rutherford (1871–1937) completed his undergraduate degree. Rutherford became one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, a pioneer in nuclear physics, famous for his work with splitting the atom.

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Worcester Blvd. between Montreal St. and Rolleston Ave., Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013, New Zealand

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Published 08/30/2016

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