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Quake City

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An emotional place and a place not to be missed

We spent three hours in the Quake City museum and we could have been there another hour. Do not... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand
Rebuilding a city

We were visiting family in Lyttelton & staying in Christchurch. We had walked round the city on our... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2019
Aberystwyth, 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 6 February 2019

We spent three hours in the Quake City museum and we could have been there another hour. Do not miss the video of the survivors talking about their experience. Very emoitional to listen to.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

We were visiting family in Lyttelton & staying in Christchurch. We had walked round the city on our arrival & could see the buildings damaged & closed by the earthquake. The cathedral looking very sad. $20 to enter. It was interesting & gave a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

This restaurant is at the moment tucked away in a corner of the city that is hidden by the earthquake repairs the city is undergoing. The sign TMR, The Monday Room, is a give-away. Enter and you will not be disapointed. I was there with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The space is not large, and the actual artifacts are limited, but the video testimony of survivors and rescuers is moving. For the entry fee, perhaps a bit more, but still worthwhile.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gnetwerker
Reviewed 2 February 2019

We wanted to know and understand what happened with the earthquakes. If that interests you this is well worth a visit. It provides full details of why and how the city and wider have come together.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oakmead1
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

This museum records the earthquakes which have shaped Christchurch, particularly the ones in 2010 and 11. It’s an impressive place, combining the science of earthquakes with the human stories, many of which are tragic. It gets the tone just right. You should visit if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Very emotional collection of thoughts and artifacts from the earthquakes past and present. Was unable to watch the second half of the film as was sobbing. Very emotional but interesting and well worth a visit. The community spirit is really strong in Christchurch, admirable. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

This is so well done, it just draws you into the experience of 41 seconds of an very significant earthquake followed by all of the aftermath and how folk were affected. Also gives an understanding of the nature of earthquakes

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChrisS390
Reviewed 28 January 2019

Sharing the experiences of many citizens giving their personal stories of when the earthquake struck was superb. The on duty policeman was especially good.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

I really liked this exhibition. It was tasteful, informative and engaging. A few items from the Christchurch Cathedral were displayed. Well worth 40 minutes while in Christchurch.

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!