Revival Exhibition


Days / Hours: Open daily, 9am-5pm

Boys’ High, Worcester Boulevard


The Arts Centre’s buildings are the largest collection of Category 1 Historic Places listed by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Its 22 Gothic revival spaces, dating back to 1877, were extensively damaged by the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. An 11 year project to restore them is close to completion.

Rauora/Revival tells the story of The Arts Centre’s restoration. Hear from the people involved; see, touch and feel the materials and tools they used; and learn about the future of the revived Arts Centre.

Free entry

The Revival exhibition is free to the public, and open daily between 9am-5pm. Donations are greatly appreciated. 

Group tours are available on request. Please contact visitor services if you wish to arrange a tour on 03 366 0989 or email

Location map

Boys’ High,
Worcester Boulevard

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