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Quake City

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting

I never experienced an earthquake. I learned a lot here. I was very touched. I think you have to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maxyne P
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Really enjoyed it

I went with a group and was not interested in going but ended up really enjoying it. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I never experienced an earthquake. I learned a lot here. I was very touched. I think you have to get there if you visit Christchurch.

1  Thank Maxyne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group and was not interested in going but ended up really enjoying it. Lots of interesting exhibits both on the quake in Christchurch but also earthquakes in general. Also info on how city responded. Took about 30 minutes to go through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and I want's to visit this place once in a while and the reason is??? That dumpling shop! I love my vegetarian dumplings! :)

Thank advait2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and gives a good insight on the damage done then and what is being done now to rectify the city.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Place, We can see what was happening in ChCh city during earthquake. They made a very remarkable so whoever never seen this situation before can understand.

Thank pornkamon2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Quake City provides excellent commentary on the cities past earthquakes. The interviews of those present on the days are worth sitting down and watching. The only downside of the venue is that there is a ‘stomp experience’ right behind where you watch the interviews...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to understand the magnitude of damage and view video of first hand accounts from individuals affected.

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At $20 an adult, it really is worth visiting. The displays are interesting, relevant and easy to read. There is just enough information on so many aspects of earthquakes and the impact on Christchurch. There is a continuous video that runs for over an hour...More

Thank LTSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited this exhibition in 2015. The exhibition has since moved to new quarters and has been updated. It is a touching look at the quakes that devastated the city in 2010 and 2011. The 70 minute film of personal stories is extremely moving....More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made me think a lot about the losses, the rebuilding and the humour and resilience of Christchurch people.

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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.
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
11 March 2015|
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Response from kayakbuoy | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand the question I'm afraid!