Beca Heritage Week

Beca Heritage Week will run from 12 to 22 October 2018.

The theme is "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."

Information about 2017 Heritage Week 

Christchurch Photo Hunt

During the month of October Christchurch City Libraries will run its annual heritage image photo competition, this year with the theme Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way.

Entries will be added to online digital repository, Kete Christchurch.

Library events during Beca Heritage Week

Lyttelton by Rail

In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, members of the public are invited to share their stories, memories and images of travelling on the Lyttelton to Christchurch passenger train. These memories will be collected and recorded in the Lyttelton Library by volunteers for the Lyttelton Museum. There will be an accompanying display of images and information about the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel at the Lyttelton Library. Find out more about Lyttelton by Rail and book talks about the new book Port to Plains: Over and Under the Port Hills, the story of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel by David Welch. 

Lyttelton Library
14 – 21 October during library opening hours

See our full list of Heritage Week library events.

Find out more about Christchurch heritage

Our heritage resources provide you with information about Christchurch’s history, its people and places and also help in finding out about your own heritage and family history.

More information

Previous Heritage Week celebrations