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Quake City

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Address: Re:Start Mall | 99 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-365 8375
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Very Well Done Exhibit

This was an interesting exhibition about the earthquakes in Christchurch. It opens with an AV presentation that is very poignant and pays homage to the Maori mythology of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Liam E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an interesting exhibition about the earthquakes in Christchurch. It opens with an AV presentation that is very poignant and pays homage to the Maori mythology of earthquakes. The whole experience is incredibly informative and helps to put into persepctive the rest of the city. However, can become slightly confusing as they referred to earthquakes from different years. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great display, my favourite was the personal stories which played on a big screen for over an hour. Very moving. Make sure you have at least 2 hours to experience this exhibit. I would of like more before and after shots. But a must for visitors to the city.

Thank Grace T
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice view on the earthquake. The destruction caused hasn't really all be cleared yet giving it quite a strange feeling but this gives more details of the event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most interesting exhibition I have seen since I arrived in NZ four weeks ago. It explains a lot about what you see around you in the city. It is very informative and also very moving. Dont miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent presentation of what the city and people have visited. The victims stories were very moving but not overdone. A definite must and more meaningful than the cathedral.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very informative visit giving a lot of info on what has and is being done in Christchurch. What has not been said on the various tours is all here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They had first had videos of folks telling their personal stories of the quake along with lots of memorabilia. At $20 NZ a bit pricey but we did enjoy the experience. It had one newscast that shows the moment of the 2011 earthquake. It did not, to my knowledge, have any info on the 2016 quake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great to have some technical info on the quakes and good display but should have an earthquake simulator similar or better than the one at Te Papa

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent almost two hours here. There are a lot of interesting exhibits about historical earthquakes in Christchurch and other parts of NZ and also details of proposals to rebuild Christchurch in the years ahead.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Quake City today. It is a wonderful record of NZ earthquakes and the latest two in Christchurch in particular. I felt I had gained a great appreciation of the scale of the quake. Particularly telling were the stories of the survivors provided in film format. The only thing that might improve the display was that the overhead lights... More 

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