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Quake City

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Address: Re:Start Mall | 99 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-365 8375
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great little venue

This really demonstrated the effects of a city devastated by an earthquake and answered many of our questions through a variety of different mediums like news stories, artefacts... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This really demonstrated the effects of a city devastated by an earthquake and answered many of our questions through a variety of different mediums like news stories, artefacts, etc. if took us about an hour to get through it, not too long but you could have stayed longer and watched all of the videos, but we felt we didn't need... More 

Thank Riggerswollongong
Croydon, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really glad we visited here as it taught us a lot about living life in such a fragile place. Particularly enjoyed the film about people's experiences in the 2011 quake as well as all the artefacts and stories housed here. Building some lego was fun too!

Thank Laurence1985
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a 6 & 9 year old. Our trip lasted about an hour, which is about right for our kids. Some very moving video diaries from survivors of the 2010/2011 earthquake.

Thank Daniel K
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent audio visual displays detailing the two earthquakes. Explains the seismic geology, the destruction and now the innovation. Cleverly and sensitively displayed.

Thank Darren F
Can Tho, Vietnam
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone is friendly, shop owners glad to talk to you about their experiences, good to see first hand the damage and appreciate where we live

Thank DebB123123
Kincumber, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I popped in here after taking a ride on the city tram (worth the ride too!). Not only did you get an education on the history of earthquakes in Christchurch and the geological affects of earthquakes, but watching the documentary where survivors of the 2011 earthquake spoke of their ordeals, allowed us to understand just how those... More 

Thank Linda M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good interactive museum explaining the causes and effects of the 2010/2011 earthquakes in Christchurch. It is especially important in view of the extensive damage that is still visible and has ripped the heart out of the city. My only complaint is that it is a tad expensive for the size of the exhibition.

Thank ka2mba
Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk around Christchurch you will see numerous buildings under repair. This museum tells the story of the earthquake that caused so much damage. I recommend a visit to better understand the day the quake hit.

Thank Frank J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is made of containers which are interesting in themselves and the purpose they serve, it is simply a shopping centre. Worth a quick look (at the containers)

Thank gran42
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quake City really hits hard in regard to just how Christchurch suffered through the recent earthquakes. It is a very informative and heart wrenching display and we would recommend all tourists visiting the city visit. It puts the rest of the city into context as to the rebuild effort etc. Walking the streets of Christchurch is haunting but also amazing... More 

Thank Tanya W

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