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Quake City

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Engaging

I really liked this exhibition. It was tasteful, informative and engaging. A few items from the... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
OwenB130
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Well worth a visit!

I recently visited this museum and it was a great experience. It tells the history of earthquakes... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
mrlukenik
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Southampton, 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
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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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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 789rogera
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hcheetham
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grilledalso
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The museum is an experience. Exploring before and after the hearth quake experiences the shake and viewing the afterwards destruction makes people weep.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laura2sail
Reviewed 16 January 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mauiott
31 March 2017|
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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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11 March 2015|
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