Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

Today's Hours Closed
  • Wednesday 11.00AM – 3.00PM
  • Thursday 11.00AM – 3.00PM
  • Friday 11.00AM – 3.00PM
  • Saturday 11.00AM – 3.00PM
  • Sunday 11.00AM – 3.00PM

Chemistry, Hereford Street



Come and explore the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, where you can see more than 3,000 years of human history through an amazing collection of artefacts from Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures.

The Teece Museum is part of the University of Canterbury’s Arts City Location.

Current exhibition: Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 to 23 February 2020

Food is an integral part of the way in which we express our cultural values and beliefs. Alongside language, almost nothing says “This is who we are” quite like our festive dishes and food traditions. A consideration of the foods and the traditions we have inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans is at the heart of the current exhibition at the Teece Museum.

Through an array of precious artefacts, this exhibition explores eating in the ancient world, examining what the Greeks and Romans ate, how they produced and distributed food, the feasting and dining traditions they developed to bring their communities together, and the connections they believed existed between their food sources and the gods.

Location map

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