Canterbury Museum is to partially reopen next month. It was closed in April amid concerns about earthquake damage.
Director Anthony Wright says with so many of Christchurch's attractions and buildings closed or demolished, shutting the museum temporarily was a significant blow for the community.
Mr Wright says the galleries that will reopen are well above the new building code. Remaining galleries will stay closed as further engineering peer review assessments are carried out.
The museum will partially reopen next week with the rest expected to follow by August.