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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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Eye opening.

Excellent display of the happenings of earthquake. Video interviews of people affected. Before and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karengill50
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Hoppers Crossing, Australia
Interesting details and poignant artefacts

For me, the information about the earthquakes was really interesting but it was the artefacts they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lily M
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Dubbo, 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...more
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don’t live in an earthquake area, this is one way of understanding what it really means to the population and how various people managed in the days following. Very interesting individual tales and scenarios

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable experience and a great way to understand more about the terrible event of the Christchurch earthquake and the sad loss of life. Very informative and very moving experience. Happy to see all money raised through admission going to the Christchurch rebuild.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MAK2123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A museum that tells the history of earthquakes in Christchurch and ends with the disaster 2011. The most interesting part was the film with people who were cought in the middle of the esrthquake.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tells the story of the many earthquakes that have hit Christchurch but of course focuses on the 2010 devastation. We spent over and hour going through, but you could spend longer if you watched all the testimonial and other videos. Interesting to learn about how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It never feels right to visit a place which has experienced devastation or where people have been killed or injured. However we decided that we would visit the area devastated by earthquakes and at the same time give something back to the city. It appears...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In 2019 there is still evidence of earthquake damage around the city. This is a medium sized museum which manages to convey both some of the human impact of the last major earthquake and some of the science.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ParcyWiltshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An informative museum, not only about the earthquake but the aftermath and how the city has recovered and learnt from the earthquake.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jt100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good quality museum/centre for the earthquake tragedy of 2011. Easy to navigate, take about one hour and only $20. Some interesting points of detail.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank R3091GXmattb
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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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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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