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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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 devastating natural disaster we have undergone and explains why our city is still such a mess. We are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and although we live with the daily inconveniences of roads, sewerage systems etc still being repaired we often wonder what tourists think of the place. Quake City does show real footage of the event (along with other exhibits) so if people have time to sit and watch these it is worth it. Unless a bit of research goes in prior to visiting Christchurch I imagine it just looks like a broken down small city with big gaps throughout and lots of glass nice modern glass buildings going up. I suspect people are unlikely to have any real concept of what happened here and why people are still affected. I hope you enjoyed your time in NZ and got to enjoy some of the beautiful sights :)