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Quake City

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Very interesting introduction to Christchurch

After wandering through the restart mall I went to Quake city. It was a really interesting and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
A place for reflection

The quake city display gives everyone who visits not only with details but quite reflection. There... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
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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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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

After wandering through the restart mall I went to Quake city. It was a really interesting and thought provoking exhibition. It gives you lots of information about what happened in Christchurch during the 2 earthquakes and also their vision for the future of the city.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank shreevie
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The quake city display gives everyone who visits not only with details but quite reflection. There are peoples stories, video, retrieved items from buildings ie the bell. I am a local and even I did not experience what some did. The liquifaction coming back again...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

As a local resident I found this fascinating. For me the stories of Feb 22nd were extremely powerful. My friend, who was from out of town, was overwhelmed but I wanted to watch every story. So I have yet to return to see all the...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Georgina50
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's now easy to walk through what was the centre of Christchurch and see all of the empty spaces where buildings used to be but it's somewhat sad to see that the guts of a city has been ripped to bits. Visit the "Restart" shopping...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank JannienadKev
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Set in the core of the city among the container stores. Gives a good feel for the disaster and the rebuild going on in the city.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank RPvisitor
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This museum is a must see for the traveller to Christchurch. There is something for everyone...visual, audio and creative... The exhibition provides a snap shot of what this city/community has been through with the recent quakes but also the ongoing spirit within the community that...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank RobynF995
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Aside from the initial video about the Maori beliefs regarding earthquakes, which was a little odd and didn't really add anything, this small museum was packed with good information and exhibits. You can see surveillance video footage of the Jan 2011 quake happening, as well...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank stokes007
Reviewed 26 July 2013

It's a small museum, it's a temporary building but they pack a lot into it. Many of the items shown are iconic to the city, so may not resonate with visitors though they do a good job with photos of showing before and after -...More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank BelChch
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We had to rush through as we had a plane to catch but felt the exhibition provided an informative and sensitive insight to the quakes. Would recommend you put aside at least an hour and a half to have time to watch the interviews with...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Very interesting, but quite sad for all the loss of people. Gives you a insight about the earthquake, how it happened, after affects, how to rebuild??? Etc; for a small fee of $10.00 def worth a look!

Date of experience: July 2013
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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.
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
11 March 2015|
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Response from kayakbuoy | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand the question I'm afraid!