Heritage Christchurch Open Day 20 October
Heritage Christchurch Open Day Sunday afternoon 20 October
For immediate release
The recently reopened Heritage Christchurch set in the iconic 100 year old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square, will open its doors to the public for tours on the afternoon of Sunday 20 October during the Reconnect: experience heritage event.
Heritage Christchurch was designed by renowned founding city architect, Joseph Clarkson Maddison, and is believed to be his crowning work in a career that spanned a half a century in Canterbury.
The Old Government Building, his one remaining working heritage building post the quake, is described as of ‘monumental importance’ to Christchurch’s architectural history and has an intriguing past along with a promising future.
To hear about about this amazingly resilient building, the Heritage Christchurch is offering afternoon tours, on the hour, from 2 PM on Sunday 20 October. Entrance is free with a voluntary donation to the Historic Places Aotearoa Trust welcomed.
The Reconnect: experience heritage event is a Christchurch City Council coordinated one-off event with open days, tours and walks on 18/20 October, offering the community the chance to reconnect with the region’s post quake heritage. Visit www.ccc.govt.nz/reconnect for more information.
For information on the Heritage Christchurch visit www.heritagehotels.co.nz