Rutherford’s Den, Follow in the footsteps of one of New Zealand’s great scientist’s Ernest, Lord Rutherford. Rutherford’s Den is more than a museum. It’s a whole world of science, history, discovery and wonder brought to life through exciting multi-sensory displays and hands-on experiences set in a stunning heritage building. For everyone interested in how things work this is a great place to visit.
Housed in the Clock Tower, the den is home to the actual rooms where Rutherford, the father of nuclear physics, studied while a student at Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury), including a restored Victorian lecture theatre.