Walter Sheppard - Storekeeper and Suffragent exhibition - August

Walter Sheppard - Storekeeper and Suffragent exhibition - August

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83 Clyde Road

83 Clyde Road

Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

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Who was the man married to NZ's greatest suffragist? Explore Walter Sheppard's life as a storekeeper, civic-leader, suffragent and husband.

About this event

The exhibition tells Walter's story through historical and archaeological evidence and showcases artefacts from his 1865-1875 shop, Sheppard and Co., from alcohol bottles and clay tobacco pipes to pickle jars, glass tumblers and ceramic transfer wares.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Underground Overground Archaeology and the Christchurch Archaeology Project.

The exhibition runs from 4 May to 23 Oct 2022

Open Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm

Free entry (Admission charges apply for the Kate Sheppard House experience)

Session times

We recommend booking your session in advance. Session start times are every half hour to allow for physical distancing.

If you have any problems, ring the friendly hosts on 03 341 1360 or email

Covid-19 Protection Framework update

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is open under the traffic light system.

Currently, we do not require a vaccine pass for entry to our site.

You can find information on our requirements for the current traffic light setting here:


Limited parking is available on the street. Please allow extra time for parking during university term time. Try the University of Canterbury's pay and display Clyde carpark on Arts Road (5 minute walk), or take bus 100 or 120, which both have stops outside on Clyde Road. Please contact us prior to booking if you require accessible parking.

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