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Ravenscar House Museum is the stylish new home for Jim and Susan Wakefield's cherished art collection.

The House Museum is a reimagining of the Wakefields' stunning home in the Christchurch coastal suburb of Scarborough, which was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake.

Step inside to discover works by well-known and much-loved New Zealand artists, displayed in the tranquil domestic setting of this new Ravenscar House.

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Guided Tours

From 15 November 2023

Discover the fascinating stories behind this unique collection of Kiwi art and explore the stunning building with a special guided tour of Ravenscar House Museum. Our experienced and knowledgeable visitor hosts will guide you through a bespoke art experience in the heart of Christchurch.

Learn the stories behind beautiful artworks by admired New Zealand artists. Hear the amazing story of how Susan and Jim Wakefield created one of the most significant private art collections in Aotearoa and built an extraordinary new home for their artworks before gifting the building to the city.

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What to see

Highlights from the Ravenscar Trust Collection

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Ravenscar House Book

The story of Susan and Jim Wakefield and Ravenscar House Museum

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Admission charges

Tickets can be purchased at the House Museum