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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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Emotive Experience

This place puts into perspective the spirit , resilience and endurance of the Christchurch people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erravilla
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Great Experience

Absolutely loved Quake City. It was very interesting to see and hear the stories from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alyson M
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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 3 days ago via mobile

This place puts into perspective the spirit , resilience and endurance of the Christchurch people and brings home that life on this beautiful planet is often fragile. My journey through this Quake Centre was a tearful one ( photos, film, film interviews and recounts) but...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely loved Quake City. It was very interesting to see and hear the stories from the earthquakes. My eyes watered up a few times form some of them. Interesting artifacts as well.

Thank Alyson M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is very well done. It shows what happened in an informative way. Sad too when you listen to the people who lived thru it and the loss they felt.

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively small museum but interesting and worth the nominal entrance fee. The video vignettes of the survivors stories were well done and captured how different people were affected. Seeing the whole history of earthquakes in the area made me wonder why anyone would live here!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Quake City Museum is a must-do activity in Christchurch. We spent about two hours learning about the earthquake and the people impacted by its effects--and we could have easily spent more time. We especially liked the films where people told their stories. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In 2011 Christchurch was hit by a succession of earthquakes. The worst was 6.9, close to the surface and lethal, killing 185 men, women and children. The images of the ruined cathedral circulated the globe, but what few witnessed was the much wider damage caused,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you see the place with lot of boxes like of containers with colourful design. A place not to be missed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do if you are in Christchurch, after you have seen the city visit Quake city to understand what happened. It is so well done with really moving accounts from people that were there.

Thank Annette P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i sat and watched the video which runs for an hour. the stories are so moving and a great collection from many aspects of how the quake affected people. leave two hours to look through this as there are many information parts

Thank Pamikki
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quake City is a very tasteful exposition of the destruction that happened during the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Tribute is paid to the victims and their families. The science behind the quake was explained very well and I went away with a greater understanding...More

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Mauiott
March 31, 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.
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eggybee
February 4, 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
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