The South Canterbury Museum has a wealth of resources and materials for historical and genealogical research available in the Research Reading Room and online.

The Museum's collection's are catalogued on a collections management database and includes archives, local history publications, photographs, newspapers, maps, plans and much more. Museum staff and volunteers are gradually making records for these holdings available through Collections online.

Additionally the Museum has produced (and continues to develop) a range of databases and finding aids covering such things as birth, death and marriage notices, church records and rate rolls.  These are currently being revamped but will be available on this website again soon.

All these materials can be accessed in the Museums' research library during normal Research Room hours (Note: Original archival material is only available on Sundays by prior arrangement with curatorial staff). Research can also be undertaken on your behalf if you cannot visit the Museum itself. Please see our fees and charges if you wish to take advantage of this service.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiry, or to ask for more information about the services offered.