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Quake City

299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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Emotional for locals, informative for visitors

Informative exhibit on recent history - the impact on life following the earthquakes of 2010... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chch_NZ_couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
See what the earthquake did

A museum set up to show the effects of the Earthquake. Lots of exhibits, photos, videos and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
markboyd60
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 3 days ago

Informative exhibit on recent history - the impact on life following the earthquakes of 2010 & 2011. Lots of information panels around to read, audio & video. Found it still very emotional listening to some of the personal stories while I was looking at the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A museum set up to show the effects of the Earthquake. Lots of exhibits, photos, videos and interesting information. A must to find out more about the devestation of Christchurch.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Informative and interesting. Very sad to hear the testimonials of those who’d lost loved ones or been injured in the 2011 earthquake. Could easily spend an hour or 2 here

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit for locals - a reminder (if you need one) of what happened and how things have changed. For visitors a look at what happened, the devastation the shock and why the city is the way it is. Displays are well presented...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really well put together. Some of the stories are very sad. Might be good to now have updates on how buildings and lives have been rebuilt since the earthquake

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable, if short, experience. Good first hand accounts and lots of information boards. The staff were very helpful and could answer a lot of questions.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost passed this by but were glad we went. Very moving video of victims of the last quake and a timeline history of all past quakes. The way the locals and other countries rallied to support is heart warming.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend were visiting friends in Christchurch so we heard first hand about this awful earthquake that hit this city. The earthquake affected the city in such a big way that this place really shows the true devastation. It has lots of videos...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is place is an awesome collection of all things earthquake. From the video interviews of people affected by the quakes to the debris and momentos displayed, the place is so so informative and moving. The gentleman manning the centre of our visit was also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Christchurch I’d really recommend that you visit this museum. It deals with the life changing events surrounding the earthquakes and while a serious subject, the event is depicted with sensitivity and overall you leave filled with admiration for the people who...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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Glynis98
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I don't understand the question I'm afraid!
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