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Quake City

299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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We visited shortly after it re-opened in October 2017, and were very impressed. We did initially... read more

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MERandGCR
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Reading, United Kingdom
Sad but true

We were glad we visited Quake City museum in Christchurch but it is extremely sad to read articles... read more

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Jade-Stamford
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Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. This special exhibition from Canterbury Museum explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying street and sinking buildings. Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities. Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped at 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011. The rebuild section of the exhibition brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited shortly after it re-opened in October 2017, and were very impressed. We did initially baulk at the high price, but it was definitely worth the money, and out of respect to those who died in the earthquakes, you really should visit. If you...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were glad we visited Quake City museum in Christchurch but it is extremely sad to read articles and learn of the loss and damage the earthquakes did to the city.

Thank Jade-Stamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any visitor to Christchurch should take the time to visit Quake City. It provides a great insight into the challenges which faced the people of Christchurch during and after the two major quakes of 2010 and 2011. Some parts of the visit are confronting but...More

Thank Peter0457
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing exhibition about the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Very moving personal stories but also very informative about new building methods for the future.

Thank NESSLINLEY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very heart wrenching exhibition. A must see to be able to understand how lives were affected. We watched the interviews of local people who were caught up in the earthquake. So sad to see but life goes on and I have to say these people...More

Thank nessa62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lot longer here than i though i would. They have a film on repeat of people telling their stories which was really insightful. I would definitely recommend.

Thank jordanwinston20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I absolutely loved this museum it was so informative and gave an insight to the earthquakes in Queenstown and Canterbury. Worth going to see

Thank Mellissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The imoact oh the 2010 and 2011 earthqaukes is evident ont he city and this exhibition tells the story very effectively. Make sure you listen to some of the videos of people telling their stories.

Thank linda_1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very informative and poignant museum about the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that have reshaped the city. Definitely a must see!

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive and informative collection of geological facts, photos, personal testimonies and exhibits.

Thank Muireall
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Mauiott
31 March 2017|
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Response from Maam3 | Reviewed this property |
There's parking, but it might be a short walk. We didn't' have a car, so it wasn't a concern for us.
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eggybee
4 February 2016|
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Response from kiwi051 | Reviewed this property |
We are coming up to 5 years since the Feb quakes and what a shame you missed going in, especially for $20 (around 9 GBP). This is the closest I hope anyone else would ever get to experience the life changing and... More
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Glynis98
11 March 2015|
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I don't understand the question I'm afraid!
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