Bringing history to life

New renders show an architectural and vibrant community hub, as the proposed $9.9million Te Ūaka The Lyttelton Museum launches its rebuild campaign. The Canterbury earthquakes saw its previous home demolished and collections rescued.




Warren & Mahoney has worked closely with the museum and Ngāti Wheke to realise a community hub to actively share, celebrate, and preserve the taonga (treasures) and pakiwaitara (stories) of Ōhinehou / Lyttelton, Whakaraupō / the harbour.

The museum will house its 20,000-plus artefacts, many of which hold not only local, but national and international significance, in dedicated exhibition and purpose-built storage spaces that meet international museum industry standards to care for the collection for generations to come.

Research and community spaces, including hireable rooms that offer incredible views of the harbour basin will be available.

A diverse and inclusive fundraising strategy – canvassing fun grassroots fundraising to philanthropic naming right opportunities and in-kind donations – has been launched and starts from a strong position thanks to some significant bequests, as well as the gift of the site from the Christchurch City Council.


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