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Quake City

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stark reminder of tragedy

Really good quality museum/centre for the earthquake tragedy of 2011. Easy to navigate, take about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
Good museum, very interesting and informative

Thought this was a great way to understand more of what occurred and the aftermath of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rainford, United Kingdom
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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
+64 3-365 8375
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this was a great way to understand more of what occurred and the aftermath of the earthquake. Live footage of the earthquake really brought it home how quick and destructive it was. The first hand interviews were sobering and we sat listening to them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CraigA125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Quake City and I must say it was very emotional and confronting. It’s one thing to have watched it on tv but to see actual footage from when the earthquake hit and to listen to the interviews and see the emotion on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamS593
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quake city are not the containers anymore, it’s one building with a kind of museum inside, of course we should be happy for all Christchurch people who where affected from the earthquake that they could move out of the containers and find new place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sek687
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quake City is a name that suggests someone is trying to profit from the terrible earthquakes that have rocked Christchurch but actually it it an informative exhibition put on by Christchurch museum itself. As other reviewers have said, this is a sobering experience that gives...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank foxbat
Reviewed 16 February 2019

We came here since we were in the area and had read about it. It talked largely about the more recent earthquakes though they do talk about some of the smaller and/or earlier ones. It cost $20 per person and we spent about an hour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

What a moving and excellent tribute to the people of this city. The interviews with survivors will touch everyone who takes the time to listen to their real stories- so moving and special- well done in putting this outstanding presentation together. We will be back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mjk2601
Reviewed 15 February 2019

This is definitely worth a visit. A very sobering reminder of what this grand city went through.A fine tribute to all those that worked on the front line and a somber reminder of those that perished .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GTandJR
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

A small but very informative museum with a very emotional set of personal memories of the February earthquake. The staff are generous with their time providing information on more than just the museum itself. We very much enjoyed the visit and would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BsatBe
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Really showed what happened with people's memories and how the resuce took place. Very moving and some of the staff had experienced the quake a did talk about it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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!