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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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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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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
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
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
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
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
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 :)