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Quake City

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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There is more than expected packed into this small museum, especially the many video displays. One... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
local t
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Orange County, CA
The employees really made it more special.

The museum gave a good overview of what the city endured during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beachtime1376
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is more than expected packed into this small museum, especially the many video displays. One of the personalized video testimonies runs > 1 hour, which may aid you in planning your visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank local t
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum gave a good overview of what the city endured during the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. After many structures wee weakened, the second earthquake was devastating even though it wasn't as strong, it was closer, however. 80% of the CBD was destroyed in 2011...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was well done and informative. There is a fee to enter this museum. There is no cafe but a toilet is available and there is a small gift shop section.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank recentlybeen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helps explain the effect the quakes have had on Christchurch, in an interesting and emotionally engaging way. The video of members of public talking about their personal quake experiences was particularly moving.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank timalexmartin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 australians with us and they were very interested to learn of the earthquakes. it was very informative.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank petervickijones63
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving and incredibly informative exhibition. Lots to digest and learn. Young and old will enjoy visiting here and appreciate the works that are being undertaken by Chch City Council to re-build this beautiful city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those of us lucky enough not to have lived through the harrowing times in 2011, Quake City is a must see. Videos showing personal tales of a range of people affected by the quake were spellbinding and very emotive. There could have been more...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TraceynGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is at turns deeply moving, inspiring, interesting and fun. There really is something here for everybody. If you want to cry there are moving stories from witnesses, if you want to learn there are displays and videos that go into depth on geology...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chrislT6285UW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being in the city that look so brand new with some ruins, I think this place explained it all. Sad stories became stories of courage, bravery and hope. I definitely recommend it. Stay at least an hour. Lots to read and watch. Plus helping the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ainecraft
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lasting legacy to the residents strength and integrity. So kind of them to share their stories during a very traumatic time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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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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