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Quake City

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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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Fascinating insight

Overall a very moving experience. Well worth the visit and the money. The stories and how they are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Otis B
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Christchurch's dilemma

Not surprising to see such an exhibition in Christchurch. It does what it sets out to do with no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chiangmaicharlies
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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 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall a very moving experience. Well worth the visit and the money. The stories and how they are put together is done very well.

Thank Otis B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not surprising to see such an exhibition in Christchurch. It does what it sets out to do with no controversy. Whilst touring Christchurch I was struck by the polarization of residents regarding the aftermath of the earthquake. It would have been good to see some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum Got some good activities & information inside especially for the younger kids; done respectfully, too. The older kids may find it “lame” but drag them through it! Love the little discoveries which were found during some of the clean up I.e. black beer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an informative and interesting exhibition. The science behind earthquakes and liquefaction is explained. The focus is on the 2011 and 2012 earthquakes and the newsreel and photos of these events are very moving. The exhibit demonstrates the people who helped in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice tribute to Christchurch, the locals and the emergency services who helped out after the earthquake. A great overview of the event that changed Christchurch forever.

Thank Journo77
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can learn everything about the history of earthquakes, why they happen, how they happen, the after effects. The exhibit focuses on the 2011 and 2012 earthquakes, the buildings affected and the lives changed. It talks about the group's of people who came together...More

Thank Hannah T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going into the Quake City and watching the slide show and looking at all the photos was just so moving. You have no idea what these poor people went through but listening to the people in the slide show as just so emotional. Thank you...More

Thank Maree M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk around Christchurch (chch) you’ll see the vast amount of construction works going on. It’s only when you visit Quake City that you get a true sense to what happened to the city and how far chch has come along since. Quake City...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to go for those people who want to know more about previous earthquakes that hit Christchurch. The highlight is the documentary. It is slightly longer than 1 hour, but worth watching.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quake City highlights the tragedy and triumphs of the 2011 earthquake, with interviews from people immediately affected by this tragedy. Beautifully displayed with actual footage of the earthquake happening from security cameras, and digital photos of the affected areas, this is an amazing display. The...More

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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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