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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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Very well presented.

If you visit Christchurch this is a must see. It gives you context into what the city is about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BernieK55
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Guelph, Canada
It brings it live

Memorable visit to the Christchurch Earthquake Museum. Compact, well presented, diverse, touching... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
768achimb
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Zug, Switzerland
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Christchurch this is a must see. It gives you context into what the city is about. Very well put together and not a lot of time needed to see it all. Very interesting. Your heart goes out to this lovely little city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BernieK55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Memorable visit to the Christchurch Earthquake Museum. Compact, well presented, diverse, touching. It captures the visitor, takes him on the journey from the 2 devastating EQs to the renaissance of Christchurch. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 768achimb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living in Australia I was aware of the 2 Christchurch earthquakes. Seeing this exhibition brought it to life. Make sure you listen to the Maori legend on the way in - the mythology of earthquakes is an interesting story. Take your time through the exhibit....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be a place to visit for every tourist to Christchurch. The city underwent a catastrophe. For many it is still ongoing. There is so much real visual information here .. of survivors, of employees putting the city together, of photographs of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laejco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than we anticipated. There are moving stories of survivors and family. A good explanation of the earthquake event and the difficulties of planning ahead. Briefly talked about the political arguments whenever money and change are involved.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tavel512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quake City is a great insight into what has happened to Christchurch during and after their big quakes. Stories and displays are excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jpick2107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seniors get discount Very moving especially all the individual stories about the journeys they’ve all been on

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Z2927HZkateb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very down to earth and informative experience that included good news and bad news stories presented factually and honestly. Very moving.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank X5455RFjohnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent display of the happenings of earthquake. Video interviews of people affected. Before and after photos.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karengill50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the information about the earthquakes was really interesting but it was the artefacts they had on display that really demonstrated the impact. Like the crucifix from atop the cathedral with broken and twisted metal and wood or the thick metal rods from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lily M
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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
11 March 2015|
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I don't understand the question I'm afraid!
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