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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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I recently visited this museum and it was a great experience. It tells the history of earthquakes in the Canterbury region, focusing on the 2010 and 2011 incidents. With areas of Christchurch still visibly damaged learning about the events which took place is well worth...More
We visited Quake City on our first day in Christchurch and would recommend this to others as it provided us with context and a great understanding of how earthquakes have impacted so significantly upon the city. Lots of interesting information and displays.
Having been in central Christchurch for three days we had found it challenging to appreciate what is now missing. Quake City answers a lot of questions and puts more of a human dimension on the catastrophe; starts to explain the upheaval that the locals are...More
This museum covers the devastating earthquakes that struck Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Exhibits and interviews describe the destruction and the rebuilding. This is a must-see for visitors. I highly recommend.
Interesting and informative about the earthquakes affecting Christchurch but also more generally. Lots of photos and personal stories, which as others have said, is the most touching part of the museum and really brings what happened in Feb 2011 to life.
There are also various...More
If you're travelling to Christchurch then Quake City is a must see. The story is told through video clips including interviews of people who survived the quake. There are lots of artefacts and explanations on the mechanics of earthquakes. And the amazing thing is that...More
Poignant memories of tragic devastation of beautiful Christchurch. The ppl are still rebuilding the city after nearly a decade. Having been here recently we could see the magnitude of devastation caused by the quake. With God's grace slowly but steadily Christchurch will rise again.
This place reminds us about the power of mother nature.
A detailed record of the earthquake that took down much of the city's landmark.
I also managed to understand why I could find my way around the city as many of the landmark I used...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... 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 :)