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Quake City

299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 8375
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A must visit in Christchurch

This highly informative and at times emotional centre really gives the visitor an in-depth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yassvagus
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Well worth a visit

We had been to Christchurch prior to earthquakes and this was our first time back post earthquakes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ro-shell-1982
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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 burying street and sinking buildings. Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities. Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped at 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011. The rebuild section of the exhibition brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This highly informative and at times emotional centre really gives the visitor an in-depth understanding of the history of seismic activity in the Christchurch region. Staff are welcoming and helpful. The exhibits are eye-opening and often very personal, first-hand experiences from residents who experienced the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been to Christchurch prior to earthquakes and this was our first time back post earthquakes. After walking through the city and seeing all the building going on and empty spaces we stopped at quake city to get an understanding of everything that happened...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous exhibition - moving, informative and interactive. It really showcases the magnitude of the impact of the earthquakes, on the city and its people. It also really highlighted how hard the local communities to reestablish buildings and create a new future for the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Watching the movie where people were telling their stories of the earthquake was very reflective. You can hear people go beyond what you think is humanly possible.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting a city and learning it's history is one of the perks of traveling. Being my first time in Christchurch, and hearing the stories about the big earthquake that struck this city many times in the past was very intriguing. The Quake City did a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The overview over the earthquakes, the results of which are still quite visible all over the City, is very good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was sad but also encouraging at the same time. Sad because not all the building have been rebuilt but the people are so friendly and positive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cost to enter this exhibition. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. This is a very interesting and comprehensive display of the earthquake and aftershocks from the events that changed Christchurch. It was interactive and personal sharing from public. Pictures and artifacts show a full display of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly pictures with a few earthquake damaged items. You can see more on google or YouTube. Some interesting items to see and a few moving personal accounts made this only just worthwhile but it was fairly steep in price for what you see. Id still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really well curated museum and gave an excellent insight into the terrible earthquake that devastated Christchurch. We were greeted by a most enthusiastic guide who spent a huge amount of time with us, showing us pictures of the city before and after...More

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Mauiott
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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.
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eggybee
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
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Glynis98
11 March 2015|
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I don't understand the question I'm afraid!
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