Photograph of Walter with bicycle.

Walter Sheppard - Storekeeper and Suffragent exhibition

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

4 May 2022 - 23 October 2022

10:00am - 04:00pm


Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road
Christchurch 8041

+64 3 341 1360

The Storekeeper and Suffragent exhibition tells Walter Sheppard'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.

4 May to 23 Oct 2022
Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm

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

Booking recommended.


Covid information

This event will go ahead under the current Covid Traffic Light system for the region.

Under the current traffic light system visitors are required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and sanitise. For more info on visiting our heritage places during the traffic light system please visit our Covid information.