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Lyttelton Timeball Station - CLOSED

Reserve Road, Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
+64 3-328 7311
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Earthquake casualty

This building was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. It will be rebuild sometime in the future. At... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Simonette B
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Destroyed in 2011 Earthquake

The Timeball station is long gone. For years I enjoyed looking at it from my lounge window but the... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
AbaddoNZ
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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Apr 24, 2017
“Earthquake casualty”
Nov 14, 2016
“Destroyed in 2011 Earthquake ”
LOCATION
Reserve Road, Lyttelton 2004, New Zealand
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+64 3-328 7311

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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

This building was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. It will be rebuild sometime in the future. At the moment the site is bare.

Thank Simonette B
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The Timeball station is long gone. For years I enjoyed looking at it from my lounge window but the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes have reduced it to a Pile of rubble. There is some talk of rebuilding part of it. But for the moment there is...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

You won't be able to visit the timeball any time soon. Sadly it collapsed during the 2011 quakes so you'll just have to savour the memory of this piece of seafaring history...

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Reviewed September 14, 2016

I have heard there are plans to rebuild but that will probably be long after the "important" office blocks are complete.

Thank CaptainCompass
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Timeball Station was mortally damaged in the Earthquake of 2011. It was being dismantled/deconstructed stone by stone when the 2 Earthquakes in June 2012 completely destroyed this wonderful landmark.

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Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Timeball Station was badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake and collapsed in the June 2011 earthquake. There are plans to reconstruct the tower but the time frame is uncertain.

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Reviewed January 23, 2016

Sadly this unique monument over Lyttelton Harbour fell down in the 2011 earthquake. Sic transit gloria mundi.

Thank NancyTR
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

This beautiful building was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake, cross it off your to do list! It does not look as if it will ever be restored.

Thank Rosemary L
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really, it is nothing of note. Drive on by. Once upon a time it used to raise and lower to help the floaters with their timekeeping. Nowadays - for at least the past ten years - it has done sweet Fanny Adams

Thank SaxonFraser
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Lyttelton Timeball Station was unique in the world. It was one of only a few with working mechanisms. A miniature castle on the outside, and a small museum on the inside. Unfortunately the Timeball was destroyed by the earthquakes of 2011. Rebuilding, using as...More

Thank Rozee328
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