Rutherford's Den

Museum in Christchurch

Canterbury College's most famous alumnus was the father of nuclear physics, Lord Ernest Rutherford, the NZ physicist who first split the atom in 1917 (that's him on the $100 bill). The rooms where Rutherford worked have now been turned into a small interactive science museum, with displays on the scientist's many important discoveries, as well as a room dedicated to renewable energy.