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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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Yes, I bought some AFTER-SOCKS!!!

Loved this exhibition which is very central and informative. The looped movie theatre area is a place to sit and ponder the experiences of locals, including a Police Officer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this exhibition which is very central and informative. The looped movie theatre area is a place to sit and ponder the experiences of locals, including a Police Officer who was in the middle of an arrest at the time of the quake! The little gift shop sold the earthquake packs that people in the affected area were given (at... More 

Thank LisaBrickell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very worthwhile visit. All around is destruction and evidence of the attempt to fix what had been destroyed in minutes. It really provides context for all that is now Christchurch. The only thing missing was a useful gift shop. The books were useless, really. We tried to find something that encompassed the experience of the Christchurch earthquake(s)... More 

Thank etobianToronto
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This handles the frightening and tragic circumstances of Christchurch's earthquakes in a sensitive and informative way. The film of experiences was very moving. A mut do.

Thank Kevin L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quake city what a fantastic way to rebuild shops & eatery's fast. The resilience of people & a popular place to go shop have coffee & try different foods. Loved the containers & the set up.

Thank Tarnee66
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very informative place to visit. I learnt so much about the big quake in 2011 and of previous ones in years gone by.

Thank susie594
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this place. Very informative regarding the earthquake mainly in 2011. Quite moving hearing the victims recount their stories. This is a must see to understand what has happened to this city and the surrounds.

Thank LeeH52
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum although maybe did expect more for $20 entry. If visiting Christchurch it is a great place to stop off and learn the story behind the earthquakes which have reshaped the city so much. We particularly liked the video with interviews from people that were affected by the earthquake.

Thank ReviewBarracuda
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have lived through the experience, I am still bought to tears everytime I sit and listen to the stories of those who survived the horrific ordeal in the middle of town. You can't help but be choked up even just a little! Wondering round and looking at all the pieces saved from that faitful day certainly brings back... More 

Thank seeraz
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you are in Christchurch. An excellent display and remembrance of the events of Feb 2011. Somewhat emotional, especially when listening to the testimonies of survivors. Spent two hours here and then left with information overload!

Thank rojan76
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly city that has rejuvenated itself. The Earthquake did a great deal of harm and killed people but the recovery and attitude is incredible. Beautifully park and the "Cardboard Cathedral" is a must.

Thank Colin B

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