Christmas & New Year closures, 2013

Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives Christchurch

Closed over Christmas/New Year while the Archivist is away, from 16 December 2013, re-opening 6 January 2014.

Our Archives Reading Room at our storage facility is usually open Wednesday afternoons.  Over Christmas/New Year, our Reading Room is closed 18 December 2014, re-opening 8 January 2014.

Please contact the Archivist to book a seat, as space is limited.

Contact Jo Smith, Archivist

Phone: 03 366 6049 ext 831
Postal: PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140
Information about our Archives’ holdings is posted at

Archives New Zealand

The reading room closes at noon on Christmas eve and opens again 9.30am Friday 3 January.

As an aside, our office will resume full reading room hours (after curtailing our open hours in 2011) – 9.30am to 5pm on Monday 16 December.

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Open every day except Christmas Day, 10 am until 5 pm.

Anglican Diocesan Archives

Closed from Friday 20th December, and  back on Friday 10th January.

Christ’s College Archives 

Closed on Thursday 19th December, and closed each Tuesday and Thursday, back on Thursday 9th  January.

Akaroa Museum

Open every day except Christmas Day, 10.30 am until 4.30 pm.

The Christchurch City Council Archives

Closed for the following dates over the Christmas/New Year period and also in  late January:

23 December 2013- 10 January 2014, re-open on 14 January
20 January – 31 January 2014

Christchurch City Libraries

Christmas hours for Libraries

Archive and Research Room viewing :
closed 23 December 2013 – 3 January 2014

Note: in January the Family History material will be inaccessible while it is being transferred to Central Library Manchester.  Most likely to be some time in the week of 13 January.

Rangiora Museum

Closed on the following days only:  Sunday 22  and Wednesday 25 December and Wednesday 1 January.

Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society

Closed from 14 December, re-opening Friday morning, 3 January 2014.

Golden thoughts

Golden thoughts, postcard, circa 1920.


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