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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
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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As a former resident of christchurch 15 years ago, returning for the first time post quake, this was always going to be a place i wanted to visit. I urge all visitors to make the effort. It is not big, can be done in an...More
A 5 rating - I really enjoyed sitting down to the lengthy personal accounts shown inside. This was the main attraction for me. There is some debris on show, and a few other quake points of interest.
A 3 rating if you are not into...More
I took my teenage daughter here and really enjoyed it. Very well laid out and really shows the destruction the quake caused. Actually situated in one of the worst hit areas. The video room is particularly moving.
You could rush through in 20 minutes or...More
An in-depth view of what happened during and after the powerful earthquake of 2011, with personal accounts. Such tragedy and a great support to get Christchurch up and running again. Definitely worth a visit
CantMuseum, Manager at Quake City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
What can I say about Quake City as it was mainly focused on each survivors experience. We were looking forward to going into a room the simulating an earthquake that they did not have. What I found interesting were the display of physical items the...More
It is not often you come across an exhibition where you want to read, watch, and listen to every word presented, but at Quake City you do! It is highly educational and informative in a very captivating way. Even though I did not experience the...More
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
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 devastating natural disaster we have undergone and explains why our city is still such a mess. We are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and although we live with the daily inconveniences of roads, sewerage systems etc still being repaired we often wonder what tourists think of the place. Quake City does show real footage of the event (along with other exhibits) so if people have time to sit and watch these it is worth it. Unless a bit of research goes in prior to visiting Christchurch I imagine it just looks like a broken down small city with big gaps throughout and lots of glass nice modern glass buildings going up. I suspect people are unlikely to have any real concept of what happened here and why people are still affected. I hope you enjoyed your time in NZ and got to enjoy some of the beautiful sights :)